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page2– open letter response

Dr. King,

While reading your Letter From a Birmingham Jail, it not only pains me to hear about the struggles and misrepresentations you experienced, it amazes me to see the precedent that you have set with your civil discourse and non-violent ideals. 414 more words

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U.S. civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

ATLANTA, Ga. — Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursday. 223 more words


Make Love Not War

Jim Lewin sent this for Classmates of Oberlin ’67. Since retirement he’s been spending more time writing including work on a memoir of which this is a part. 1,455 more words

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From Civil rights to 'the Troubles' - part 4 Labour's failure

Political developments inside the Catholic population set out in the previous post were reflections of changes within a seemingly stagnant Northern society, most notably the growing strength and confidence of its middle class and greater educational opportunities for working class Catholics. 1,832 more words

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Barbara Charline Jordan -- First Black U.S. Congresswoman from Texas

(February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996)

Barbara Jordan was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. 89 more words

History That Changed The World

Is violence necessary to win freedom? The resistance to American slavery

Ted Grimsrud—September 4, 2019

A new book challenges many of my assumptions about the role of violence and nonviolence in resistance to white supremacy and enslavement in American history. 4,257 more words


From Civil Right to ‘the Troubles’ part 3 – nationalist failures

As we argued in the previous post, the civil rights movement grew out of the failure of the traditional alternatives which Catholics in the North of Ireland looked to in order to address their grievances.  1,242 more words