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Shuttlesworth Day to honor Birmingham civil rights leader | Alabama News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham plans to honor its most prominent civil rights leader, the late Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, this week on his 100th birthday. Mayor Randall Woodfin will proclaim Friday that Fred Shuttlesworth Day will coincide with his March 18 birthday. The proclamation will be released at an event at the Birmingham Civil […]

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John Lewis missed on Alabama civil rights pilgrimage | USA News®

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 20 members of Congress began an annual pilgrimage Friday through Alabama’s civil rights sites without the person who inspired so many to attend in recent years: the late Rep. John Lewis. From 1998 to 2020, Lewis led the events, organized by the Washington-based Faith & […]

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‘God’s Dog’ author Jonathan Pageau believes new social justice movement will turn into pogrom

God’s Dog author and iconographer Jonathan Pageau recently shared his opinion that the recent wave of social justice activism will turn into a pogrom. Source: Dog of God Pageau’s comments came during a discussion with Catholic Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in a video titled “A Return to Cosmic […]

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From Soldier to Boss: Documentary on Civil Rights Hero and Dr. King Aide, Tyrone Brooks [Trailer]

From Soldier to Boss: Documentary about civil rights hero and Dr. King Aide, Tyrone Brooks, slated for release in fall 2022 A documentary about civil rights champion and politician Tyrone Brooks is set to be released in the fall of 2022, detailing the life and career of the longtime activist who worked closely with Dr. […]

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Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Society | brand voice

Details The American Civil Rights Movement was a collection of various social, political, and economic rights movements that aimed to improve the lives of African Americans. These movements were observed during the period from 1946 to 1968. Civil rights activists approached the issues through different approaches, including lawsuits, lobbying the federal government, direct action, black […]

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Follow in the footsteps of the Gadsdens’ struggle for civil rights | Alabama News

By DONNA THORTON, The Gadsden Times GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – The United States Civil Rights Trail identifies several areas in Alabama where pivotal events in the civil rights movement occurred: Scottsboro, Anniston, Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Selma, Tuskegee and Monroeville. His maps do not include any Gadsden locations, but the people of Gadsden were active in […]

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Georgia Gilmore, the Alabama cook who fueled the civil rights movement

Georgia Gilmore played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement, nurturing and funding those on the front lines. A wonderful cook, she took it upon herself to bring together a group of secret society women who used food to fuel the movement. Gilmore was strong-willed and willing to speak out against racial injustice, two […]

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The suffrage movement will, as always, persevere

Morgan is the director of Declaration for American Democracy. The Senate Vote Against Advancing Suffrage: The John R. Lewis Act may have been a setback, but it was not a defeat. The fight for the right to vote in America has never been easy. From the passage of the 15th Amendment in 1869 to the […]

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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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Civil rights leader Andrew Young saddened by country’s extremism

SAN ANTONIO — Civil rights leader and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young on Tuesday expressed his deep love for the United States while lamenting the extremism rampant there. “This country is suffering from a virus, and it’s not the medical virus that makes us wear these masks,” Young said. “There’s a political virus going on […]

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Rabbi Israel Dresner, civil rights champion and ally king, dies at 92

Israel S. Dresner, a New Jersey rabbi who ventured to the Deep South in the 1960s to advocate for civil rights, befriended the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and was imprisoned multiple times for demonstrating against racial segregation, died on January 13. in Wayne, NJ He was 92 years old. His death, at a senior […]

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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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A promised show of force for the anti-vaccine movement was precisely the opposite

IIt was meant to be a show of strength for the anti-vaccine movement. Two years into a grueling and deadly pandemic, at a time when opposition to vaccines and vaccine mandates has become a national political issue, more than 20,000 people were expected to line up outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to hear […]

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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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Q&A: Economic Justice as Today’s “Extension of the Civil Rights Movement”

Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in Path Finders, an email newsletter from Daily Yonder. Each week, Path Finders features a Q&A with a rural thinker, maker or doer. Do you like what you see here? You can join the mailing list at the bottom of this article and get more conversations like this delivered […]

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Where is the Civil Rights Memorial shown in the ABC series?

After watching the limited series produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith, Women of the Movement on ABC, many viewers want to know where the Civil Rights Memorial is. The historical drama depicts the lynching of Emmett Till (played by Cedric Joe) which spawned the civil rights movement. The drama tells the true story of his […]

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What the German Climate Movement Got Right: Breaking the Rules | Climate crisis

In late November 2021, Germany’s new coalition government announced its goal of phasing out coal power across the country by 2030, eight years ahead of schedule. Earlier that month, the government of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where activists are protesting against coal mining, announced that it would accelerate the phasing out of coal […]

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The pro-life movement arms children. I should know—they did it to me.

Growing up, the March for Life was a family affair because the issue at stake was, we were told, a human rights issue and we could all have been at risk of abortion ourselves. . Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Participation in the March for Life begins early as a rite of passage for members […]

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Is a casino the best use for Nittany Mall? ; The success of the green movement is here to stay

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. A rendering of the proposed mini-casino at the former Macy’s in the Nittany Mall was shown at a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board public hearing. Screenshot/PGCB Public Hearing Is a […]

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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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Northeast Georgia’s connection to MLK and the civil rights movement

Georgia holds a central place in the story of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought for social justice and civil rights for black American citizens and continues to inspire change today. While his impact can be seen most obviously in Atlanta, from his birthplace to his legacy at the Ebenezer Baptist […]

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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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TODAY at 5 p.m.: RI Black Heritage Society to host MLK Day presentation on civil rights leader

Monday, January 17, 2022 GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team View larger + Van Horne. PHOTO: RI Black Heritage Society the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society announced that he will host a “FREEDOM IS NOT ENOUGH: The Life and Times of Reverend Mahlon Van Horne” presentation to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s National Day. The virtual presentation […]

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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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Martin Luther King Jr. led a movement. Now it’s our turn.

Molineaux is co-editor of The Fulcrum and President/CEO of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund. More than 60 years ago, the civil rights movement was just a dream. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. continues to remind us that our dream of America is unrealized and our work is unfinished. Today is for celebration and remembrance. It […]

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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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judge clears civil rights pioneer 1955 criminal record | News from USA®

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) – A judge has approved a request to erase the criminal record of a black woman who was arrested for refusing to ride in the back of a separate Alabama bus in 1955, months before Rosa Parks rose to international fame for doing the same. A judge […]

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

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 passed […]

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

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 father’s […]

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Civil Rights Pioneer Calls for ’55’s Arrest File to Be Stripped | Alabama News

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) – Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to ride in the back of a separate Alabama bus, black teenager Claudette Colvin did likewise. Convicted of assaulting a police officer during her arrest, she was placed on probation but […]

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

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 at […]

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On the trail of civil rights | Chroniclers

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 executive […]

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Montgomery renames the street for civil rights icon Fred Gray

The street Fred Gray grew up on now bears his name. Montgomery City Council voted Tuesday night to rename Jeff Davis Ave., removing the Confederate president’s name and changing it instead to Fred Gray Ave. “It is important for us to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of Lawyer Gray,” Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said at […]

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

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 of […]

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Civil rights organizations respond to congressional failure to reform police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Janessa Sambola-Harris, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, [email protected]Lacy Crawford, Civil Rights Under the Law Advocates Committee [email protected]Angelo Greco, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation [email protected], (917) 499-2688Niambé Tomlinson, National Urban League, [email protected], (202) 629-5750Avery Rose Royster, National Action Network, [email protected], (203) 668-7509Marc Banks, NAACP, [email protected], (410) 580-5701Phoebe Plagens, NAACP […]

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On the trail of civil rights in Louisiana

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 joined […]

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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 […]