CATEGORY: Civil Rights Movement
Remembering Julian Bond, 1940-2015
August 17, 2015

The civil rights activist, longtime Georgia legislator and former NAACP chairman passed away this weekend at the age of 75, after a brief illness. Read More

Selma’s “Bloody Sunday,” 50 Years Ago
March 6, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” look back at the assault on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, that led to the Voting Rights Act. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About Malcolm X
February 20, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of his death, get the facts on the outspoken black nationalist. Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Brown v. Board of Education
May 16, 2014

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, take a look back at the landmark school desegregation ruling. Read More

Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombing
September 13, 2013

Fifty years ago this week, a bomb exploded at a predominantly black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and setting off nationwide soul-searching. Read More

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7 Things You Should Know About Medgar Evers
June 11, 2013

On the 50th anniversary of his death, explore the life and legacy of the civil rights pioneer. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks
February 4, 2013

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist. Read More

Fred Shuttlesworth, Noted Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 89
October 5, 2011

Fred L. Shuttlesworth, the noted civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama. Read More