Category Archives: Jim Crow laws

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

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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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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 | James L. Farmer, Jr.|Civil rights activist

James Leonard Farmer, Jr. (January 12, 1920 – July 9, 1999) was a civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Ride, which eventually led to 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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The Destruction of the Black Family- Part 1

Hat tip  R-Evolution I ’member he had a real pretty gal on his place. . . One of the overseers was crazy about her, but her mother had told her not to let any of ’em go with her. So … Continue reading

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Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

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Videos|12 Years a SLAVE: Why You Should See This Movie

Azi and Amani’s brilliant commentary makes a moving and intelligent case for why we all need to see the movie “12 YEARS A SLAVE.” Azie & Amani: New movie ’12 Years A Slave’ (Part 1 & 2)

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The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama by Frank Schaeffer

Rikyrah The Slow Motion Lynching of President Obama-By Frank Schaeffer SNIP: We’ve been watching a slow motion lynching of a moderate brilliant family man, a father, and faithful loving husband. The Republicans in Congress are so dedicated to lynching the … Continue reading

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