Category Archives: Civil Rights

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

For all you did for us as a country.. You were a true patriot. A true believer in this country. The lives you changed are still happening. Your ripples are still moving through time. Thank you.

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Sunday Praise & Worship | Ain’t Gonna Let No Body Turn Me ‘Round

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