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As Ally, As Leader: The Modern Civil Rights Legacy

By Tykeem McCord, 2021-2022 Public Allies Central Florida Participant “Change does not happen on the wheels of inevitability,” as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “but comes through continuous struggle.” In recent years, more and more Americans have acknowledged this legacy by using Martin Luther King, Jr. Day not as a “day off,” but […]

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A forgotten figure of the civil rights movement

The story of Claudette Colvin We all know and are inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and he was immortalized as the civil rights leader of the day. Aside from MLK, many personalities have also contributed just as much to the movement and are often overlooked. As we celebrate the […]

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Latino Voters, Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against State Redistricting Plan | News

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Lowcountry leaders remember civil rights activist Abe Jenkins

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — Tributes have poured in for a Lowcountry civil rights leader and a former South Carolina Democratic Party political director. Abe Jenkins, 66, is believed to have died on Monday afternoon. Jenkins participated in an expert panel last June on climate challenges for the Gullah Geechee Heritage, which was sponsored by the […]

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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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At MLK’s Coachella commemoration, many say the civil rights leader’s work is timely even today

Minister Allah Sean Johnson prays during a memorial event to celebrate the accomplishments of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Coachella, Calif., on Sunday, January 16, 2022. As attorney Anyse Smith was researching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work for a speech she was to deliver at a Sunday […]

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Civil rights leader rips Biden-Harris: ‘Progressives have hijacked the rich heritage’ of our movement

Philadelphia-born civil rights leader Bob Woodson has criticized President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for ‘hijacking’ the movement he helped lead in the 1960s . Woodson told “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the electoral federalization bill named after fellow civil rights leader John Lewis is not […]

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Muslim Civil Rights Group report: Jewish charities among top funders of Islamophobia

The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2019 (Zach Gibson/Getty Images via JTA.org) By Asaf Shalev Charitable foundations linked to Jewish federations and Jewish families feature prominently in a new report on the flow of tax-deductible donations to organizations that a prominent Muslim civil rights lobby has identified as “anti-Muslim groups.” […]

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Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory started performing in the military

Dick Gregory was a comedy icon and civil rights activist whose stand-up work poked fun at bigotry and racism during one of the most turbulent times in American history. He has released numerous comedy albums and books, appeared on television, and spoke about civil rights in places like Alabama and Mississippi. His anti-Vietnam War activism […]