Tag: Civil Rights Movement

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Celebrating 5 MLK Statues, Memorials and Significant Locations Across the Country—All Worth a Visit

A crucial part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in the Civil Rights movement was protecting voting rights. Instead of MLK Day celebrations this year, the leader’s family is spearheading a supportive push towards voting rights reform across the country. Statues honoring Dr. King’s activism and messages pay tribute…

Emmett Till

Second Probe Into Emmett Till Murder Closed After Investigators Fail To Prove Key Witness in Case Lied to Police

The long, tragic tale of Emmett Till, whose murder became one of the leading factors in creating the modern civil rights movement, continues with apparently no end in sight. CNN’s Laura Jarrett reported that “the Justice Department has officially closed its investigation into the infamous killing of Emmett Till for…

Archived: Dick Gregory, Social Satirist and Activist, Dies at 84

Dick Gregory’s lifetime of accomplishments such as marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala., being the first Black comedian to sit on the “Tonight Show” couch and even attempting a mayoral run represents a unique and groundbreaking intersection of comedy and politics. The Black satirist, who used…

Archived: Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

More than 20 Black female elected officials, activists and community leaders came together in solidarity to voice their concern that Black women are being overlooked in regard to leadership within the Democratic Party. The women, including State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.); Tamika Mallory, Women’s March co-chair; and Star Jones, attorney,…