Tag Archives: Civil Rights Mov.

March to Montgomery

Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 “A week after [James] Reeb’s death, on Wednesday March 17, Judge Johnson ruled in favor of the protesters, saying their First Amendment … Continue reading

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How New Orleans’ Creole Musicians Forged the Fight for Civil Rights

“While New Orleans’ Congo Square is acknowledged as the heart and birthplace of American music, New Orleans’ unique Creole musical community was the engine for what became America’s early civil rights movement. During French and Spanish rule, a combination of … Continue reading

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Nat Hentoff (June 10, 1925 – January 7, 2017)

Nat Hentoff with the clarinetist Edmond Hall in 1948 at the Savoy, a club in Boston. “Nat Hentoff, an author, journalist, jazz critic and civil libertarian who called himself a troublemaker and proved it with a shelf of books and … Continue reading

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When Segregationists Offered One-Way Tickets to Black Southerners

Reverse freedom riders on their way to New England boarded a bus in New Orleans in 1962. “When two planeloads of asylum seekers were flown to Martha’s Vineyard last month, Peola Denham Jr. recognized an echo of his own experience … Continue reading

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How the Chicago Freedom Movement Made Way for the Fair Housing Act

Chicago Freedom Movement march, South Kedzie Avenue, August 5, 1966 “History teaches us about important lessons, people, and events. It shapes a nation. It tells us who we are and where we came from. It tells us about our past … Continue reading

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Greensboro sit-ins

The Greensboro Four: (left to right) David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell A. Blair, Jr., and Joseph McNeil. “The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in February to July 1960, primarily in the Woolworth store—now the International Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Mel’s Drive-In Protest 1963

“By the 1960s, San Francisco’s widespread racist employment patterns ushered in a series of social protest movements led by the city’s progressives aimed at promoting equal rights and job opportunities for African American residents of the city. The Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Act of 1965

In this Aug. 6, 1965, photo, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a ceremony in the President’s Room near the Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington. “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is … Continue reading

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A Black Panther love story

February 1969: Pete O’Neal talks about the formation of the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. “Charlotte Hill O’Neal is known by several names. Residents of the Arusha region of northern Tanzania, where she has lived for decades, … Continue reading

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Where’s the Revolutionary Punch? Richard Fariña’s Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me at 50

Mimi and Richard Fariña, at the Newport Folk Festival in July 1965. “On May 23, 1958, Cornell University’s serene, gorge-encircled campus exploded in anarchic student demonstrations that presaged the widespread campus upheaval of the 1960s. Less disciplined and more inward-looking … Continue reading

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