Civil Rights Movement

‘Scottsboro Boys’ to Get Posthumous Pardons 80 Years After Falsely Convicted for Raping Two White Women

‘Scottsboro Boys’ to Get Posthumous Pardons 80 Years After Falsely Convicted for Raping Two White Women

‘SCOTTSBORO BOYS’ TO GET POSTHUMOUS PARDONS: The Scottsboro Boys are set to get posthumous pardons more than 80 years after they were accused of raping two white women in Alabama in the early 1930s. With the exception of one teen, all were convicted by white juries and sentenced to death […]

US Postal Service Issues Rosa Parks Stamp to Commemorate Her 100th Birthday

US Postal Service Issues Rosa Parks Stamp to Commemorate Her 100th Birthday

ROSA PARKS STAMP:  The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special Rosa Parks stamp, commemorating the civil rights icon’s 100th birthday. Rosa Parks was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Tuskegee. The stamp went on sale Monday and is one of several events scheduled to honor Rosa Parks, who was arrested […]

by · February 4, 2013 · Civil Rights Movement, Detroit News
Drawing on Display at Newark Library Depicting Graphic Scene Between Black Female Slave and White Man Sparks Outrage

Drawing on Display at Newark Library Depicting Graphic Scene Between Black Female Slave and White Man Sparks Outrage

Outrage as the Newark Public Library put on display a portrait that shows a black female slave having sex with a white man. The drawing, created by black artist Kara Walker, portrays the horrors many blacks faced after the Civil War and during Reconstruction. It also depicts hooded Ku Klux […]

by · January 21, 2013 · Civil Rights Movement, Race in America
Long-Time Civil Rights Leader Lawrence Guyot Dies at Age 73

Long-Time Civil Rights Leader Lawrence Guyot Dies at Age 73

LAWRENCE GUYOT DIES:  Longtime civil rights leader Lawrence Guyot died at age 73, sometime late Thursday or early Friday morning, his daughter, Julie Guyot-Diangone, said. Lawrence Guyot had dedicated his entire life fighting to empower the powerless and improve race relations in the U.S. In his struggle for racial equality, he […]

University of Texas at Austin Professor Robert Jensen Calls Thanksgiving a “White Supremacist Holiday”

University of Texas at Austin Professor Robert Jensen Calls Thanksgiving a “White Supremacist Holiday”

University of Texas at Austin journalism professor Robert Jensen calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday.” His opinion piece, “No Thanks for Thanksgiving” appeared on George Soros-connected website Alternet on Wednesday. In his article, Jensen wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the “European invasion of the Americas.” He went compared the Founding Fathers […]

by · November 23, 2012 · Civil Rights Movement, Race in America
This Day in History: Abraham Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863

This Day in History: Abraham Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863, at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Lincoln said:  “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” […]

by · November 19, 2012 · American History, Civil Rights Movement
Togo Women’s Group Calls for Week-Long Sex Ban to Demand Resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe

Togo Women’s Group Calls for Week-Long Sex Ban to Demand Resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe

Togo Women’s Sex Strike:  Women from Togo have been called upon to refrain from having sex with their husbands or partners for a week to demand reform. The ban has been called by opposition coalition Let’s Save Togo, made up of nine civil society groups and seven opposition parties and movements, […]

by · August 27, 2012 · African News, Civil Rights Movement
MLK Birthplace Sweet Auburn District, Malcolm X’s Boyhood Roxbury Home Named Endangered Historic Places

MLK Birthplace Sweet Auburn District, Malcolm X’s Boyhood Roxbury Home Named Endangered Historic Places

EPIC FAIL:  The historic Sweet Auburn district and Malcolm X’s boyhood home have made the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.  At its height, the Sweet Auburn district was the center of the Civil Rights movement but steadily declined in the 1980s. […]