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Southern Lives Matter_Alabama Rally turns out to be a "DUD" with no attendees!

The a group of 30 Angry Pro Confederate Flag Supporters/Protestors sparked a controversial debate when the crowd showed up for a rally this past Friday August 28, 2015 at the Alabama Capitol State House in favor of the flag and carrying ‘Southern Lives Matter’ posters to mock the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. 365 more words

One World

Legal History: The Story of Emmett Till

On Aug. 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was visiting Mississippi relatives when the unthinkable happened.

He was in town from Chicago, visiting relatives in the small town of Money, Miss. 699 more words

Legal History

"How Emmett Till Changed The World": The Brutal Lynching Of A Black Teen In Mississippi Helped Shape The Civil-Rights Movement

Before Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice, there was Emmett Till.

Till, a 14-year-old Chicago native, was brutally beaten and lynched while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the summer of 1955. 1,228 more words

Racism

A Conversation with Andrew Young

On April 30, 2011 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Andrew Young was interviewed by his longtime friend Jack H. Watson Jr. Ambassador Young discussed his role in the American civil rights movement. 59 more words

Rights

Respectability vs. Resistance

This week, when I read Barbara Reynolds column on her challenges with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Washington Post (read here) I was deeply disappointed. 1,382 more words

Race

Song of The Day: Bob Dylan - The Death of Emmett Till

It was sixty years ago today.

’Twas down in Mississippi not so long ago
When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a Southern door… 342 more words

Music

Remembering Emmett Till

I’m quite certain, sixty years ago today, swimming in the lake in front of our house was most important thing in my young life.  A new blue ’55 Chevy was parked in the driveway, second grade would start soon and I hated having to weed the garden: life was simple! 303 more words

John Snell