Tag: Civil Rights

Archived: 50 YearsWhat Does It Mean

By R. Fenimore Fisher I recently attended the funeral of political strategist William Lynch Jr. During the service, Dr. King’s remarks concerning getting us to the mountaintop were used in parallel to Bill’s life. The speaker said, “If Dr. King got us to the mountaintop, Bill showed us the view…

Archived: Is Another March on Washington Needed

By Jim Norman The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is approaching. The 1963 march was the largest political rally for human rights in United States history. It was organized by civil-rights, labor and religious organizations for jobs and civil rights. Almost 300,000 participants traveled by bus, car, train…

Archived: VIDEO: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans—an estimated 75 to 80 percent of them Black—converged on Washington, D.C., to rally for civil and economic rights. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies in U.S. history and is widely credited with…

Archived: Re-Centering the History in Black History: Rutgers University's Dr. Clement Alexander Price

Despite an impressive list of prestigious awards and national accomplishments, Rutgers University’s Dr. Clement Alexander Price is a remarkably down-to-earth person. A Black historian and community activist, Price is the Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at the Newark, N.J., campus. Price is most known for founding…

Archived: Discover America's Black History

“Anyone who lived through the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. almost can’t come through the National Civil Rights Museum because the event is so vivid in your mind. It’s chilling. You almost relive some of what you yourself may have experienced in those days,” says President…

Archived: Did the Fed's Stunning Lack of Diversity Cause the Housing Crisis

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…