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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…

Opening Bids for Ebony Photo Archives to Start At $13 Million

Chicago-based Johnson Publishing sold its magazine portfolio Ebony and Jet three years ago and has been trying to sell its photo archives since 2015. That year, the expansive collection was appraised at $46 million. The archives have everything from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sammy Davis Jr. in more than…

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…