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On This Day You Made it To the Mountaintop, Remembering Dr. King

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Friday Open Thread

TGIF, Everyone.

Tybre Faw traveled 7 hours to see his hero, Rep. John Lewis, who was in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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Today I marched toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, with my partner in honor of those who died for my chance to do as much. 134 more words


Voting is a Right NOT a Privilege ~~ The Struggle continues

Time to pass the Voting Rights Act, change redistricting rules and make it easier for ALL Americans to VOTE

Dear America

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. 650 more words

United States


I’m struggling to find a succinct way to speak about David Letterman and The Late Show. How can you sum up 15 years of watching someone. 736 more words


Newswire : John Lewis and Bennie Thompson boycott Trump’s visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

By Monique Judge, The Root

 Congressman John Lewis and Bennie Thompson

Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced last Thursday that they are skipping last Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson because Donald Trump will be in attendance—something they consider to be “an insult” to the black heroes commemorated there. 547 more words

Guest Post: The Significance of Selma

Monday, October 9th, Selma

Written by Jennifer Shelton

I grew up in Chattanooga, TN, during the “heyday” of the Civil Rights movement.  I  always wanted  to be an active participant in the demonstrations and could hardly wait until I got the chance.  412 more words