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Cincinnati civil rights and community activist Carl Westmoreland dies at 85

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Enquirer) — Community activist Carl Westmoreland, a tireless advocate and self-proclaimed “troublemaker” who has dedicated his life to expanding black property and preserving black history, is died Thursday in Cincinnati. He was 85 years old. Westmoreland’s son, Guy Westmoreland, and his employer, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Centerconfirmed his death. Born and raised […]

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Civil rights lawyer Virginia Foster Durr is linked to Alexandria

Virginia Foster Durr (Both photos: Alabama Archives & History) From the Historic Alexandria Office Alexandria, VA – Historians of the civil rights movement remember Virginia Foster Durr as a friend and prominent supporter of Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s. But the roots of her involvement date back to when she […]

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NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Appeal to Students and Society

On Thursday, February 17, I was named the 2022 Prudential North Carolina NCCAT Junior Teacher of the Year. The chances of me gaining this recognition were incredibly low – not because there is a deficit in my work ethic, my teaching skills or my character, but because there are several societal factors that have inhibited […]

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California Reparations Task Force: recent meeting. History of the Honored Movement | VIDEO

This image taken from video from the governor’s office shows California Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law a bill that establishes a task force to make recommendations on how to grant reparations to American blacks. *The California Task Force under study and development Proposed Reparations for African Americans is holding its seventh meeting this week. […]

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Darryl Heller on the Civil Rights Heritage Center – The official student journal of Indiana University South Bend

From: Mira Costello Co-editor It would be impossible to cover Black History Month at IU South Bend without acknowledging the history makers on our campus right now. One such integral member of our community is Dr. Darryl Heller, director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center and professor of women’s and gender studies. Dr. Heller recently […]

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Americans in the Civil Rights Movement

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – “Shaking Hands with the Future” celebrates its 7th year of inspiring youth on hometown role models. The organization exposes young people to adults who look like them. Well, this year they’re exposing them to a group that doesn’t seem to have had an impact on the civil rights movement. Many people […]

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T. Thomas Fortune – The Civil Rights Activist Journalist

T. Thomas Fortune is considered one of the leading civil rights advocates for black Americans through the late 1800s. This article explores his work. Uncompromising in his defense of the rights of his fellow African Americans, T. Thomas Fortune fought for justice throughout his long career as a journalist. Timothy Thomas Fortune was born into […]

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Black History Month: Reporting on the Civil Rights Movement | Bob Loevy | News

February is Black History Month. It’s a good time to dust off my memories of being a journalist in Baltimore during the civil rights movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the early 1960s, my town’s publisher learned that a major racial protest was planned in Cambridge, Maryland. It was a small town […]

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Before civil rights, most clubs were reserved for whites. A Greenwich spot for CT Black professionals defied the norm.

GREENWICH – At the edge of the Greenwich shoreline, at the bottom of Byram Shore Road, a small island rises out of Long Island Sound. It is called Shore Island and today is home to little more than a stand of trees, a crumbling seawall, shorebirds and a small sandy beach. But the island holds […]

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Women Of The Movement season 2 release date: renewed or cancelled?

ABC’s landmark show “Women of the Movement” is based on a true story about the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American child. The series begins with the circumstances that led to Emmett’s death and continues through the trial of the two men charged with his murder, Roy Bryant and JW Milam. Additionally, […]

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Remembering to Remember: The Birth of a Movement for Environmental Justice | News

The PCB landfill protests in Afton marked the start of what would become the Environmental Justice Movement. At the start of this celebration of Black History Month 2022, I am reminded of the Warren County Environmental Justice Movement. I also remember all the beautiful views and beliefs that informed my understanding of Warren County and […]

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Catholic Church and society must do more to defeat racism, says Bishop

By Tony Gutierrez PHOENIX (CNS) – Imagining what the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. might say if he were alive today, retired Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois, delivered a homily in the voice of the civil rights leader killed to explain how racism continues to impact the church and society as a whole. […]

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Cities Honor the Legacy of Civil Rights Leaders | Local News

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Crystal River hosted its first march to honor the legacy of the American civil rights leader who preached a peaceful push for freedom and equality. The city council, residents and several civic groups in the area braved the freezing winds on Monday, Jan. 17, to honor King and […]

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MLK fought for workers’ rights, linking the labor movement with the civil rights movement

King gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Image source: Wikipedia Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a leader in the fight for civil rights – but when he was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on […]

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Civil Rights Lawyer Professor Lani Guinier Dies at 71 | New policies

[ad_1] By JESSICA GRESKO and GARY FIELDS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Lani Guinier, a lawyer and civil rights scholar whose appointment by President Bill Clinton as head of the Department of Justice’s civil rights division has been withdrawn after Tories criticized her views on correcting racial discrimination, has passed away. She was 71 years […]

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Civil Rights Photographer Publishes Second Jim Crow South Picture Book

[ad_1] Dr. Doris Derby’s “A Civil Rights Journey” shows photographs of significant moments in American history and features candid images of Muhammad Ali, Alice Walker and Fannie Lou Hamer. Through Allison Joyner Dr Doris Derby’s latest book, “A journey for civil rights“, uses photographs from his stay in Mississippi from 1963 to 1972 to illustrate […]

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Historic Civil Rights Trail Markers Approved in Enfield | Reporting

[ad_1] The history of the civil rights movement in the town of Enfield is recognized by the State of North Carolina. Historical markers recognizing the Halifax County Voters Movement, a grassroots civil rights organization based in the city, and Johnson v. Branch, a federal appeals court case that protected South African-American teachers involved in civil […]

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New documentary explores defining moment of civil rights era at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City

[ad_1] A new documentary, The stand: how a gesture shook the world, which explores how a defiant gesture by two athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City created a watershed moment in the civil rights movement, will air on select public television channels in the nationwide from January […]

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2 Civil Rights Groups Sue South Carolina Over Newly Drawn State House Districts | National and Global News

[ad_1] COLUMBIA – Two civil rights groups are suing South Carolina, claiming new State House cards discriminate against blacks by watering down their voting power and again claiming lawmakers are taking too long to approve the United States House cards. The groups amended an October lawsuit that found the General Assembly taking too long to […]

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A public memorial to Chicago civil rights leader Timuel Black will take place on Sunday

[ad_1] Civil rights icon Timuel Black buried on Friday Timuel Black was buried on Friday. A private funeral has been held for the civil rights icon, who died last week at the age of 102. CHICAGO – A public memorial will be held on Sunday, December 5 for Chicago civil rights activist Timuel Black. Black […]

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Civil Rights Groups Slam Texas GOP’s ‘Illegal’ Book Banning Efforts

[ad_1] Two prominent national civil rights groups on Tuesday lambasted the efforts of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and State Representative Matt Krause, both Republicans, to force school districts to censor hundreds of books, including many Popular LGBTQ + titles, reproductive rights and racial justice, following the passage of laws banning the teaching of racist history […]

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Nyack Village Square rededicated to honor civil rights activist WWII veteran Hezekiah Easter

[ad_1] News 12 Staff November 11, 2021, 10:35 p.m. Updated: November 11, 2021, 10:35 p.m. The village square of Nyack was rededicated Thursday to honor a one-of-a-kind veterinarian. The community turned out en masse for the square’s name change in honor of civil rights activist, WWII veterinarian and Nyack native Hezekiah Easter Jr. Hezekiah Easter […]

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Son of civil rights icon says congressional obstruction “must go” – KIRO 7 News Seattle

[ad_1] SEATTLE – The son of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. has said that President Joe Biden should work to change the filibuster rule to pave the way for the passage of a new government bill. voting rights. Martin Luther King III made the remarks, closing a three-day celebration of the 60th anniversary of his […]

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Black leaders slam Governor Newsom for vetoing “major civil rights” bill

[ad_1] Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media (CBM) – Supporters of a bill that would have increased diversity among public service employees at all levels of California state government are criticizing Governor Newsom for vetoing the legislation. Assembly member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) introduced the legislation, which would have required all state boards and commissions […]

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Service package for historian and civil rights leader Dr. Timuel Black

[ad_1] A public memorial service for historian and civil rights leader Dr. Timuel Black will be held Dec. 5 at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on the University of Chicago campus, according to Black’s wife Zenobia Johnson-Black. . Large crowds were to pay homage to Black during his scheduled visit and visit for Thursday, October 21 […]

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Latinx Connect conference panel discusses Latinx and Afro-Latinx data, advocacy for civil rights

[ad_1] Despite an increase in data on the Latinx community over the past five decades, Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz said researchers had only recently begun to study the accumulation of Latinx demographics and their circulation in the media. “These data help inform – some might say distort – how this population is viewed and apparently understood,” Rodríguez-Muñiz, […]

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On the trail of civil rights | Chroniclers

[ad_1] When lawyer and social activist Bryan Stevenson moved to Montgomery, Alabama in the 1980s, he found a city with dozens of Confederation landmarks and memorials without any reference to the brutality of slavery. Stevenson, whose career has focused on seeking justice for wrongly sentenced death row inmates and unfairly prosecuted children as adults, is […]

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National Civil Rights Museum Virtually Presents New Book Until I’m Free | New

[ad_1] Memphis, TN, September 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum introduces its book and author to New York Times bestselling author Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Until I Am Free: Enduring Message to America Series on Wednesday October 6. Scheduled for release on October 5, the book is a highly anticipated mix […]

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On the trail of civil rights in Louisiana

[ad_1] Why was the trail created? There are so many untold stories of civil rights heroes in this state – people like AZ Young, who organized a 10-day, 105-mile civil rights march from Bogalusa to Baton Rouge. Or Ruby Bridges and Leona Tate, two of the first girls to desegregate the education system when they […]

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Fear of Equality: Why Black Education Remains a Civil Rights Issue 190 Years After Nat Turner’s Rebellion

[ad_1] Turner and his friends traveled from house to house in their neighborhood in Southampton County, Virginia, freeing slaves and murdering around 60 of the white men, women and children they encountered. Their goal, Turner later told an interviewer, was “to bring terror and devastation wherever we go.” The state militia quelled the rebellion within […]