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MLK Jr.'s Arrested during the Atlanta Student Sit-ins at Rich's

Martin Luther King Jr., an Atlanta native was involved in countless Civil Rights Movement drives across the U.S. According to the King Center, the civil rights leader was arrested “nearly thirty times” for acts of civil disobedience and on trumped-up charges for driving 30 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone. 800 more words

Social Justice

Josette Bushell-Mingo's Nina at Unity Theatre: angry, beautiful, outstanding

Nina is an outstanding one-woman show we saw this week at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. It is a deeply personal tribute to Nina Simone by Josette Bushell-Mingo, the London-born actress and singer who is currently artistic director for the Swedish National Touring Theatre. 2,194 more words

Ideas And Politics

How Students Started A Revolution

The Sit-ins at Rich’s department store in Atlanta, Ga were a forgotten story of resilience, hard work, and a sacrifice for change. As they were not just an isolated incident, but rather a string of sit-ins at this store, it points to the determination of the people involved. 775 more words

Civil Rights Movement

C.T. Vivian

We are going to take a slight detour from the Rich’s sit in to talk about C.T. Vivian.

Hold up Katie, why are we detouring? Well  274 more words


Enough is Enough

On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once.

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A Little Bit Of Me

Brown Girl Dreaming (review)

Poetry Camp inspired me to be a more regular visitor to my library (thanks, Janet Wong!). My fascination with verse novels prompted me to pick up… 579 more words

Poetry Friday