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NAACP-backed protest march kicks off, will stretch 860 miles from Selma to Washington

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — An 860-mile protest march to Washington has begun in Selma, 50 years after the city’s historic 1965 march for African-American rights. 112 more words

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Book Review: Death of a King by Tavis Smiley

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and, in the last year of his life, he battled the media, fellow Black brothers and sisters, fatigue and depression, death threats, and even the President to see that dream come to fruition. 494 more words

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Prathia Hall: Where MLK First Heard “I Have A Dream”

Black History:  Special Delivery!!

In 1962 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was visiting Terrell County, Georgia to speak at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The church had recently been burned down by the Klu Klux Klan. 316 more words

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Vintage Photos Show New York City Commuters In 1966

Danny Lyon was famous for his work photographing the civil rights movement in the south and motorcycle gangs in Chicago.

When he returned to New York, his mother told him, if ever got bored, he should “just talk to someone on the subway.”

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Just a reminder: No one fights harder to save black lives than black women

Last weekend, I found myself watching Chris Rock’s Bigger & Blacker stand-up special. It still makes me laugh to the point of tears.

Rock’s bit about how we as black people “need a new black leader” resonated with me. 1,297 more words

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All the ways the new AP US history standards gloss over the country's racist past

The College Board, the non-profit company that designs Advanced Placement tests for US high schools, has announced new standards for its AP US history curriculum. The revisions are “clearer and more historically precise, and less open to misinterpretation or perceptions of imbalance,” according to… 687 more words

Freedom Rider Park: From A Burning Bus To Fanning The Flames Of Progress

UPDATE: This post is written by Donna Cope for Alabama NewsCenter.  Learn more at:  http://alabamanewscenter.com/

Tall Southern pines and summer wildflowers along Highway 202 outside Anniston – pleasant scenery for travelers – belie the tragic events that took place there on May 14, 1961. 733 more words

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