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Postcard from Little Rock with famous stairs from segregation to inclusion

A visit to Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, a National Historic Site? Done! Ever since watching the documentary “Eyes On The Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement… 884 more words


My Life, My Love, My Legacy - Coretta Scott King

I find that as I age, I am more focused on historical events that changed the course of America, in particular from Black Americans.   It has been said that in order to know where you are going, you have to know where you come from.   1,096 more words


Claudette Colvin - Tales from Wo-Fan's Land

One of the pioneers of the American civil rights movement was just fifteen when she made history, and you’ve likely never heard of her. Nine months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white passenger, Claudette Colvin took a similarly defiant action on another Montgomery bus. 985 more words

Frank Turner

From Civil Right to 'the Troubles' part 2 - from reform to revolution?

A common left-wing view of the move from a struggle for civil rights to a struggle against the existence of the Northern State itself is that it was an inevitable shift from an attempt to reform an unreformable state to a necessary struggle to destroy it; a move from reform to revolution. 2,173 more words

Northern Ireland

The Annual Summer Institute—My Favorite Professional Development Event of the Year

By Kira Duke, Educational Specialist, Center for Historic Preservation

Our Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU program offers many professional development events during the course of the year, but the highlight for me is our annual summer institute. 664 more words

In a new series, Jay-Z, Will Smith will share story of Emmett Till's mother as she seeks justice for her son

NEW YORK — A new ABC series will tell stories of the civil rights movement through the black women behind it and will start with Mamie Till, who has been fighting for justice since her 14-year-old son’s brutal killing more than 60 years ago. 357 more words