This fall the North Carolina State Capitol will be hosting a series of walking tours centered on the history of protest and civil rights in downtown Raleigh. The tour, “We’ve Always Been Out There,” will be a short (0.5 mile) trek around downtown that discusses the lengthy history of protest and civil rights demonstrations in Raleigh. Topics will […]
According to civil rights attorney Jill Collen Jefferson leaked audio of former Lexington Police Chief Sam Dobbins is the tip of the iceberg. The post ‘Jim Crow Never Left’: Black Residents Sue Mississippi Police Department For Civil Rights Violations appeared first on NewsOne.
Social Media is not feeling Mike Pence’s tribute to civil rights icon Linda Brown. Brown died Monday at the age of 76, she was the focal point in the historic Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education. The case played a key role in ending segregation in U.S. public schools. On Tuesday, Pence tweeted […]
COINTELPRO, short of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program, was created by former director J. Edgar Hoover as a means to spy on and disrupt anti-American interests in the nation. The program’s invasive reach was ended on this day in 1976 after the release of the so-called “Levi Guidelines” from former Attorney General Edward H. Levi. Levi, […]
Cartoonist Glenn McCoy who caught heat Tuesday for depicting U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as Ruby Bridges -- the African-American girl in Norman Rockwell's southern school desegregation painting "The Problem We All Live With" -- explained his controversial decision Wednesday.
A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.
Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a civil rights icon now. He has a monument in Washington, D.C., a federal holiday that we celebrate this week and is revered as a man who sought to bring a divided nation together. He is oft-quoted as the antithesis of the Black Lives Matter movement which […]
President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.