‘For me it was kind of like a moment of realizing that I didn’t have to just walk away,’ student Camille Denton said when encountering a vandalized civil rights memorial. So she and her friends fought back. Read more →
A group of students at the University of Minnesota Duluth could’ve spent spring break doing what so many other college students do — partying. They had bigger goals. They wanted to learn more about the history of civil rights in America. Read more →
Tensions have increased between the new generation and the old guard since Black Lives Matter interrupted Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, at a Hillary Clinton rally this month. Read more →
One of the problems with Google and a shaky grasp of history, is it provides fertile ground for people to corrupt meaningful moments.
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John Doar was “one of us” in the classic way we proudly claim ownership of legends. But his contributions to the world were often overlooked, especially here, for some odd reason. Read more →
Today’s StoryCorps from NPR offers a vivid reminder that it took more — much more — than freedom riders and and bus protests to advance civil rights in this country.
Fifty years ago next week, for example, several African Americans jumped into a whites-only swimming pool at a Florida hotel. In response, the owner poured acid into the water. Read more →
Franklin McCain and three college classmates were the first African-Americans to sit down at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Read more →
A. Philip Randolph has faded from the memories of the Civil Rights Movement. He shouldn’t. Read more →
We’ll have to live without Jon Stewart on the Daily Show for the rest of the summer and the reason why is not at all comedy.
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