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
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"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
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
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