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theGRIO REPORT - The murder of Emmett Till is just as relevant today as it was in 1955 when his death not only sparked an avalanche of public outrage and fear across the South...

The post How Mississippi and Emmett Till shaped the March on Washington appeared first on theGrio.

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Civil Rights Movement, Dorothy Cotton, MLK, News, Politics, Video -

Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died.

The post Dorothy Cotton, civil rights pioneer and MLK colleague, dies appeared first on theGrio.

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Calvin Hill, Civil Rights Movement, Dallas Cowboys, Gun Violence, Protest, School Shootings -

Legendary Dallas Cowboys running back Calvin Hill remembers how he came to understand what he was fighting for during the civil rights movement. He grew up outside Baltimore and was bused to a segregated elementary school before attending an elite private high school in the Bronx, New York, where he was one of only five […]

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The Civil Rights icon returns with book series about his storied activism in the 1960s.

The post Rep. John Lewis to release multi-part graphic novel ‘Run’ appeared first on theGrio.

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On what would’ve been Rosa Parks’ 105th birthday, her niece is setting the record straight […]

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All Day, Big Sean, Civil Rights Movement, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, John Lewis, Race, Rhoda Young, Roy Moore -

What’s up, gang? The week’s finally coming to an end, and it’s been a doozy on the news front. This is going to be a serious weekend of self-care for quite a few of us. Also, it’s snowing across a lot of America, so that’s fun too. #thetrumpdunk #stayinyolane @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/MEjGptbiuS — Lavar Ball (@Lavarbigballer) […]

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Arts, Black History, Civil Rights Movement, Movies, Museums, Music, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Style -

It’s the first anniversary of the opening of Washington, D.C.’s extremely popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). While visiting the NMAAHC is a life-changing experience, getting in can feel like praying on Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. But while you wait, you can have an amazing museum experience closer to home. There […]

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Civil Rights Movement, Cleveland Summit, Walter Beach III -

At age 34, Walter Beach III stood in the back of a stuffy room in sweltering Cleveland next to Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Lew Alcindor. The year was 1967. Eleven athletes and attorney Carl Stokes stood before a host of microphones in support of Ali’s conscientious objection to the Vietnam War. The […]

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Civil Rights Movement, Congressman John Lewis, National, News, Racism in U.S., The Axe Files -

In an interview with CNN’s David Axelrod, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) became emotional after listening […]

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is known as the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. Launched […]

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Black Lives Matter, Black Power, Civil Rights Movement, featured, Freedom movement, News -

“I was especially concerned to try to convey its long continuous movement, flowing like a […]

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Black organizations, Black Power, Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Opinion -

When we think of the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1950s/1960s/1970s, we […]

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Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights Movement, featured, General Strike, montgomery bus boycott, Politics, women's march -

With celebrations relegated to the shortest month of the year, Black history has been reduced […]

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Civil Rights Movement, Donald Trump, John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., National Museum of African American History and Culture -

Visitors began filing into the National Museum of African American History and Culture the moment it opened at 10 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Parents pushed children in strollers, friends readied with mittens and hot coffee walked into the lobby, and those with tickets for later in the morning queued excitedly to wait […]

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Alabama, Barack Obama, Birmingham, Civil Rights Movement, Freedom Riders, National Parks, Reconstruction Era, South Carolina Gamecocks -

In the last days of his presidency, President Barack Obama has designated five new national monuments, including two at sites important to the civil rights movement and the first site dedicated to the Reconstruction era. With 34 sites, Obama has surpassed Franklin D. Roosevelt as the president with the most cultural, environmental or historical landmarks […]

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Civil Rights Movement, Daily Uplift, Emmett Till, Get Lifted, John Lewis, United States Congress -

For decades, U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ life has been centered on the protection of African-Americans. As a young man growing up in Alabama and attending segregated schools, Lewis was drawn to the civil rights movement and the group of leaders who continued to fight for justice and equality. Lewis followed the message of Martin Luther […]

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Canada, Civil Rights Movement, Viola Desmond -

On Dec. 8, Canada’s Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced that civil rights activist Viola Desmond, who is often referred to as the Rosa Parks of Canada, will grace the face of the Canadian $10 bill, beginning in 2018. Desmond will be the first civilian woman commemorated on the face of a Canadian banknote (several […]

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Barack Obama, Black History, Civil Rights Movement, Police Shootings, Politics, Social Activism -

I have tracked the issue of respectability politics as it burst onto the national stage recently. Unfortunately, little of the conversation it has sparked has been worth hearing. After Philando Castile was gunned down by a Minnesota police officer, Portland Trailblazer point guard Damian Lillard tweeted that after black people “take better care of eachother […]

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American Girl, Civil Rights Movement, Detroit, Get Lifted, Melody Ellison -

The popular doll company American Girl is diversifying its 30-year-old BeForever doll collection with its latest addition, Melody Ellison. Melody, an outgoing 9-year-old church chorus leader, grew up in Detroit in the 1960s — a time when not only were tense race relations and the civil rights movement at the forefront of America, but when […]

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Civil Rights Movement, Cover Stories, Fannie Lou Hamer -

The image is striking. Fannie Lou Hamer, unaffected by the world around her, stares directly into the camera. There’s defiance in her gaze. There’s persistence in her gaze. And there’s a comforting look in her eyes that says everything, in the end, will be all right. This is the cover of Songs My Mother Taught […]

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African American, Black family, Black men unemployment, Black progress, Blogs, civil rights act, Civil Rights Movement, integration, jim crow -

African-Americans have appealed to the descendants of our oppressors to right their ancestors’ wrongs, pay […]

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