Tag: History

Bogalusa Civil Rights March

Historic 1967 Bogalusa Civil Rights March Honored With Marker Along ‘Louisiana Civil Rights Trail’

Louisiana is continuing to honor its legacy as one of the nation’s birthplaces for the civil rights movement. CNN’s Leah Asmelash reported that authorities in the state recently added another marker to their new registry tracking locations along the “Louisiana Civil Rights Trail,” this time highlighting Young Park in Baton…

Asian history

Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

Jane Austen

Newly Unearthed Research Links Beloved Author Jane Austen With England’s Early Abolitionist Anti-Slave Movement

Fans of classic author Jane Austen and her novels, including Emma and Pride and Prejudice, have a new reason to celebrate her life and work. An Arizona State researcher has uncovered previously unknown information linking Austen and her family to England’s anti-slave movement in the early 1800s. Lynn Elber of…

Darnella Frazier

Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder, Awarded Honorary Pulitzer Prize

The cellphone recording of George Floyd’s murder has not only been viewed around the world tens of thousands of times, but it also helped reignite a new wave of the Black Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., renewing calls for improved social justice and police reform across the country. And…