Category Archives: Civil Rights

Open Thread | Black Historian of Chicago, Timuel Black, Dead At 102

He was THE Historian for Black Chicago. I could listen to him for hours on end. He was a fountain of knowledge. RIP for a life well lived in service to the community.😢🙏🏽😢🙏🏽 #BREAKING: Timuel Black, a political and civil … Continue reading

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Open Thread | We Must Support Kristen Clarke

Ms. Clarke is one of the good guys. She also is a fierce defender of Voting Rights. OF COURSE, the right hates her and is lying on her. But, we have to dig in and get her into the DOJ. … Continue reading

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and Power Broker, Dead at 85

I loved his deep booming voice. His sharp wit. Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85 Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80

So sad about this. Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.😢😢 Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country. You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏   The words of John Lewis … Continue reading

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Prayers For American Icon Congressman John Lewis😢😢😢😢

I am devastated😢😢😢😢 Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread

Happy Friday, Everyone! WaPo  journalist Jonathan Capehart’s audio series on the Civil Rights Movement You can listen to the podcast series here: The day Martin Luther King Jr. died: ‘Voices of the Movement’ Episode 1 Andrew Young, King’s chief strategist … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the federal observance of the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We used to have a President who observed a day of service to others on this day. But, we know that ended on January 20, … Continue reading

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Voting Rights | Martyrs For The Right To Vote

From about 1900 to 1965, most African Americans were not allowed to vote in the South. This was especially true in the Deep South: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. White people in power used many methods to keep … Continue reading

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Rest In Power, Linda Brown. Thank you.

I wanted to write something about Linda Brown, the ‘Brown’ in Brown v. Board. I don’t think that it’s an exaggeration that the world we exist in today is because, in no small part, to Brown v. Board. If you … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | A Piece of History That All Should Know

I learn something new everyday. I had never heard of this American Hero. Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement January 15, 20187:00 AM ET In December 1955, after Rosa Parks refused … Continue reading

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