Mississippi Civil Rights Pioneer Birdie Walker Turns 103 | Mississippi News

By ERNEST HERNDON, Enterprise-Journal MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) – At 102 years old and facing a birthday this month, Birdie Lee Walker doesn’t remember much of the day 60 years ago when she became one of the first black citizens to register to vote in Amite County. Except this: “I voted in Freedom. And this: “I just went over there and …

Loyola basketball legend and civil rights activist Jerry Harkness dies at 81

By Zack Miller and Lu Calzada Follow Zack: Follow Lu: Updated Aug 24, 2021 3:10 p.m. CTPosted August 24, 2021, 3:10 p.m. CT Jerry Harkness, civil rights activist and captain of the 1963 Loyola Men’s National Basketball Championship team, died on August 24 at the age of 81, Loyola athletics officials confirmed in a statement. Press. Harkness led the team …

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

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 days, and the justice system and …

China protects civil and political rights with law and governance (white paper)

China has taken vigorous measures to protect civil and political rights with law and governance in the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, according to a white paper on Thursday. Entitled “Moderate prosperity in all respects: Another milestone for human rights in China,” the white paper was released by the Information Office of the State Council. …

John Lewis wanted to leave a civil rights ‘roadmap’ for generations to come

Michel cavna THE WASHINGTON POST – Representative John Lewis was so determined to complete his final memoirs at the start of the pandemic that he designed a security system. Andrew Aydin, his co-author and Capitol Hill neighbor, is reportedly delivering their final pages of work to the civil rights icon’s home, hiding them behind planters on the front porch. The …

MLK family and civil rights leaders call for voting rights march in Washington

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is 56 years old today, but instead of simply celebrating the historic law that helped fight the suppression of black voters during the Jim Crow era, civil rights leaders are busy organizing elections. Mass actions to bring a new list of voting rights laws to President Biden’s office. The nation has reached a tipping …

Audio Astra: Civil rights, political divisions, a zoo of yesteryear, school standards

Audio Astra reviews recent audio reports on Kansas news, including podcasts and radio reports. Eric Thomas heads the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and teaches visual journalism and photojournalism at the University of Kansas. The variety and quality of Kansas audio this week is the best collection since I started this recap in May. While I normally provide longer riffs for …

The strange division of civil rights | Go back

Rarely has the United States Senate been so drastically and dogmatically divided on a major issue as on the jury trial amendment to the Civil Rights Bill – and it has rarely been more difficult to determine which side had the upper hand. more justice in its favor. The jury trial amendment was approved early Friday morning by 51 to …