Category Archives: Civil Rights

Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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Videos |This Week in 2014 Voter Suppression | OHIO & WISCONSIN

Here’s a ROUNDUP of this week’s news in VOTER SUPPRESSION: Lest we FORGET Only Governor Romney did not WIN the 2012 Presidential race. Well he won 60% of the WHITE vote. OHIO RUN NINA, RUN NYT-Saturday, March 15, 20114 Editorial: … Continue reading

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Protest Rally Against ‘SYG’ Laws in Tallahassee FL.

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Black History | Dorothy Counts

Dorothy Counts (born 1942) was one of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School, in Charlotte, North Carolina. After four days of harassment that threatened her safety, her parents forced her to withdraw from the school. … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Approval | 10 Outrageous Reasons Black People Were Lynched in America

Hat tip Atlanta BlackStar For years the U.S. government allowed racist white lynch mobs to murder Black men, women and children for practically nothing. The lynchings were so absurd one could argue that Black people’s lives were little to no … Continue reading

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Video | 8 Members of Phillipsburg High School Wrestling Team Suspended From School & Meet for Lynching Photo

This is the kind of reporting that goes under the media radar, because, guess what? These boys were just having what they would label as “innocent fun.” And yet this is the very kind of behavior that breeds the Zimmermans … Continue reading

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Video | Lucia McBath & Ronald Davis -The Last Word Interview

Thank you Lawrence O’Donnell, for providing the space for Jordan’s parents to share their TRUTH, GRACE, WISDOM, GRIEF & LOVE for the SACREDNESS of Jordan’s life.

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Black History | Myrlie Evers-Williams

Myrlie Evers-Williams (born March 17, 1933) is a civil rights activist and journalist who worked for over three decades to seek justice for the murder of her civil rights activist husband Medgar Evers in 1963. She was also chairwoman of … Continue reading

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Black History | Marlon Green l First African American Pilot

Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry, leading to David Harris’ hiring as the … Continue reading

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Black History | The Freedom Riders

Throughout the summer of 1961, more than 400 black and white young Americans traveled together on buses and trains throughout the Deep South, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in an effort to overturn them. Led by Diane Nash, the Freedom … Continue reading

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