Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tag: bloody sunday

Top 5 Stories You Missed While You...

Florida House to Vote on Arming School Employees: In an attempt to prevent another school mass shooting, the Florida House could vote to arm...

Civil Rights Pioneers Receive Congressional Medal for...

Everyone loves civil rights commemorations, because it requires no commitment to anything in particular and makes for a good public relations photo opportunity.  White...

From Black Panthers to MOVE Bombing: Black...

For those familiar with the history of social protest, the police and Black people in these United States—and how a combination of the three...

In a Twist of Hypocrisy: Voting Rights...

The signing of the Voting Rights Act in August 1965 was the tangible result of the marches in Selma 50 years ago, a rare...

LBJ’s Private Conversations About Selma and MLK...

Selma director Ava DuVernay probably won’t receive the apologies she so rightfully deserves after audio recordings of former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s conversations about...

Hypocritical Politics and Bizarre Musical Guests Overshadow...

Civil rights activists are expected to link arms with political leaders from across the nation on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in order to commemorate...

Historic House of the Civil Rights Movement...

The address was 1315 Lapsley Street in Selma, Al., a place of significant in the Civil Rights Movement from the 1940s through '60s. The letter...

10 Things That Will Amaze You About...

In early 1965, after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. decided that registering Black voters in Selma,...

Voting Rights Act: Congress Seeks New Way...

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to throw out Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the Senate held a hearing yesterday...

Joe Biden Joins ‘Bloody Sunday’ Demonstrators In...

Vice president Joe Biden joined civil rights leaders and lawmakers on a demonstration over the weekend commemorating the “Blood Sunday” voting rights march that...