I do not remember much of the history lessons from middle school. Renaissance, Reformation, Romanticism, etc have become a blot on the stretched memory that I bear today. 691 more words

50 Years in the Present

It seems like just yesterday that we as a nation were fighting against the social ills that plagued us. Racism had embedded itself inside the very infrastructure of our union. 874 more words

Atlanta Sit-Ins

The Politics of Race in 1960

The fall of 1960 was one full of strife in the United States. The nation was battling an intense racial divide that was heavily present in the south, as well as undergoing a presidential election. 731 more words


Carolyn Long Banks: faith, Civil Rights, and Rich’s.

Carolyn Long Banks: faith, Civil Rights, and Rich’s.

By Katie Hambrick

Carolyn Long Banks is one of the coolest narratives I have researched thus far. Weirdly enough, I could barely find any information on her through Civil Rights Movement resources. 637 more words


Quote for the Day!!

“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


What is the Truth, Right or Wrong

Say it enough, tell one person, who tells 2 people, who tell 4 people, and so on; you know how it goes. Next thing you know it is considered the truth or the way it is. 937 more words


On Protest

Nonviolent protest is not peaceful. It is disruptive. It gets in your face. It demands your attention.

In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” MLK writes:

Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.

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Race And Racism In America