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WOC Wednesday: Amelia Boynton Richardson

Civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Richardson has died at the age of 104. While her passing is very sad, it’s worth it to us to acknowledge her long life and the change she was able to bring to the country by inviting Martin Luther King Jr. 405 more words


some days i feel like, Amelia Boynton Robinson

**I ORGINALLY POSTED THIS IN MARCH 2014. I just learned this civil rights leader passed this morning at 104 years old.  I appreciate what she did for humanity, civil rights and women. 342 more words


The Summer of the Confederate Flag

Just a few days ago, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman, Arching Manning and other notable Mississippians called for the removal of the confederate emblem from Mississippi’s state flag. 1,416 more words


NAACP Begins 860-Mile Justice March From Selma to Washington D.C.

NAACP leaders on Saturday kicked off a 40-day “Journey for Justice” march across the South, beginning with a rally in Selma, Ala., a city that played a pivotal role in the the 1960s civil rights movement, according to  228 more words


CBS Profiles Congressman Lewis's MARCH At Comic-Con And The Youth He's Inspiring

CBS This Morning featured an amazing segment on the award-winning March series created by Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, calling Lewis a “civil rights superhero.”

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Selma (December 25, 2014)

Selma recounts the events that led to the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.   Met with brutal force on the Edmund Pettus bridge the first time they tried to march (March 7, 1965- bloody Sunday), this determined group of African Americans garnered international attention.   85 more words