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Emmett Till and "Eyes on the Prize"

August 28, 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the Emmett Till’s death. The murder of Emmett Louis Till in 1955 was one of three lynching in 1955, but his mother’s decision to have an open casket funeral and the subsequent attention surrounding Till’s case galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. 575 more words

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Activist and "Eyes on the Prize" narrator, dies at 75

Julian Bond, civil rights activist and “Eyes on the Prize” narrator, has died at 75. Bond was present at the start of the civil rights movement during the 1960s as a co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). 691 more words

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Remembering Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond, The Voice Of 'Eyes On The Prize'

Commentary by Callie Crossley
Callie Crossley was a producer for the iconic documentary series “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years,” which earned her an Oscar nomination, a National Emmy, and the Alfred I. 753 more words

History Gives Back Beautiful Gifts!

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a poetry reading by Gwendolyn Brooks.  On that wonderful afternoon at the Cleveland Public Library, she spoke volumes, when she stated, “Poetry gives back beautiful gifts!”   Today, I can honestly say the same thing about history, which gives me the gifts of inspiration and motivation on a daily basis. 185 more words

Day 41: Excited to Start Again

Since the last two weeks have been awful… I have decided to start the Whole30 once again. I fell right off the wagon and thought that I would be good, but I am not. 367 more words


LGBT Struggle Echoes Black Civil Rights Movement

Civil rights leader Julian Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Poverty Law Center. A former Georgia state senator, he has been a professor at several universities, including Harvard. 793 more words


Graduation Day--57 Years Ago

Today marks the 57th anniversary of Little Rock Central High School‘s graduation ceremony for the Class of 1958. It’s a shame that it might pass unnoticed by some, as it might have for me had I not been doing research for… 1,040 more words