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Odetta Holmes' Album One Grain of Sand

Matthew Frye Jacobson | One Grain of Sand| Bloomsbury Academic | April 2019 | 19 minutes (3,117 words)

When twenty-year-old Odetta Felious Holmes — classically trained as a vocalist and poised to become “the next Marian Anderson” — veered away from both opera and musical theater in favor of performing politically charged field hollers, prison songs, work songs, and spirituals before mixed-race audiences in 1950s’ coffeehouses, she was making a portentous decision for both American music and Civil Rights culture. 3,355 more words


Malcolm X

When my daughter was in private elementary and middle school, there was no celebration for Malcolm X’s birthday. Now that she goes to a big, public urban high school — Berkeley High School in Berkeley, CA to be exact — today’s school calendar marks May 20th as… 359 more words


The Swinging Sixties

Booking under: Keith

If 1950s America was defined by the Civil Rights Movement, the 1960s would be defined as an avalanche of social change. As debates and protests for the rights of African Americans continued, so did a range of other cultural movements begin. 393 more words


A History of the Omaha NAACP

Began in 1915 and officially chartered in 1918, the Omaha NAACP has been the vanguard in fighting for African Americans for the last century of Omaha’s existence. 6,898 more words

20th Century

Dear Politicians and Lawmakers, I’m Autistic and I Vote ... #IAmAutisticAndIVote

Dear Politicians and Lawmakers,

I’m Autistic and I vote. Guess what, many Autistic people are also voting Americans.

Not that you’ve thought about our minority group in this manner … for the most part. 245 more words

Culture & Community

"Free Angela and Political Prisoners" educates audience on prolific activist

By Vanessa Reis

Nonprofit organization Current Movements hosted a screening of Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and Political Prisoners Saturday night at the Eaton Workshop in Washington, D.C., documenting Angela Davis’ transformation into a revolutionary icon in this film directed by Shola Lynch. 323 more words


March On Washington Movement