Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag: Civil Rights Movement

Author of Emmett Till Book Gave FBI...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call...

One-Third of Americans Thought MLK Brought His...

Martin Luther King Jr. left a lasting legacy in the fight for civil rights. But while his legacy is neatly presented 50 years after his...

MLK50: Bernice King Discusses Her Father, His...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Bernice King stared with purpose at the video of her father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., concentrating on the...

New Documentary Looks At Images That Propelled...

NEW YORK (AP) — Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped...

Lena Horne, The Elegant and Beautiful Talent...

Lena Horne (1917-2010) Horne became a part of the Civil Rights Movement and performed at rallies on behalf of the NAACP and the National...

‘Ready for the Revolution’ Introducing Lionhearted Activist...

Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Toure, is the Black philosopher who coined the term "Black Power". Carmichael was the youngest...

Rosa Parks’ Niece Wants the World to...

On what would've been Rosa Parks' 105th birthday, her niece is setting the record straight about who the civil rights icon really was —...

Forced Sterilization Spurred Fannie Lou Hamer’s Civil...

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) The Mississippi sharecropper's forced sterilization was one of the moments that launched her to become part of the state's civil rights...

Rep. John Lewis Painfully Relives the Horrors...

In an interview with CNN's David Axelrod, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) became emotional after listening to a simulation of the racist vitriol he suffered...

NAACP Is Challenged to Become Relevant Again...

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is known as the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. Launched in part as a response to the lynching of...

Examining the Movements for Civil Rights and...

“I was especially concerned to try to convey its long continuous movement, flowing like a river, sometimes powerful, tumultuous, and roiling with life; at...

Remembering the Forgotten Organizations that Fought for...

When we think of the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1950s/1960s/1970s, we usually think of figures like Martin Luther King and Angela...

Asian Passenger Yanked Off United Flight Same...

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the Jim Crow South in 1955. David Dao was forcibly removed from his seat on a...

Today Marks 49th Anniversary of Dr. Martin...

It's been 49 years to the day that civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. King, a defender...

Former AG Loretta Lynch Issues Call for...

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Americans a fervent call to action to rise up against President Donald Trump's discriminatory policies — even if...

It’s Time to Stop Romanticizing the Civil...

With celebrations relegated to the shortest month of the year, Black history has been reduced to a highlight reel of America's proudest moments. While...

How William Monroe Trotter’s Boycott of ‘The Birth...

A new documentary, "Birth of a Movement" by PBS's Independent Lens, takes a look at the indomitable William Monroe Trotter, who led the fight...

Ape Depictions Continue Long Legacy of Whites...

Seventy-seven-year-old Genevieve Benjamin told the Seattle Times she cried when Barack Obama was elected president. Now that the first Black president has departed the...

Obama Designates 16th Street Baptist Church, Other...

The 16th Street Baptist Church, where four African-American girls were killed in a bombing by the Ku Klux Klan in 1963, is now a...

A Colorblind Society? Survey Shows the 10...

What are the 10 most significant historic events of your lifetime? The answer depends on who you are, your racial background and your age. Pew...

5 Pieces of Rosa Park’s Civil Rights...

On this day in history, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus. However, she did far more than what...