CATEGORY: Civil Rights Movement
The ‘Silent’ Protest That Kick-Started the Civil Rights Movement
July 28, 2017

Nearly 50 years before the March on Washington, African Americans took to the streets of New York protest racial inequality. Read More

How Civil Rights Wade-Ins Desegregated Southern Beaches
July 21, 2017

In the 1950s, the beach wasn’t open to everyone. Read More

Mildred and Richard: The Love Story that Changed America
February 17, 2017

Find out how a couple in love brought forward the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia, which forever changed the color of marriage in the United States. Read More

New Book Sheds Light on the Murder of Emmett Till
February 3, 2017

In light of a new revelation about the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, we take a look back at the case and its impact on the growing civil rights movement. Read More

Rosa Parks’ Archive Goes Digital
March 1, 2016

With a few clicks of the mouse, it’s now possible to view thousands of the civil rights icon’s papers and photographs. Read More

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

Remembering Selma’s “Bloody Sunday”
March 6, 2015

On the 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

Get the facts on the outspoken black nationalist. Read More

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

Take a look back at the landmark school desegregation ruling. Read More

Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombing
September 13, 2013

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