John Doar, a fearless Justice Department attorney who combated both segregation in the south and President Nixon’s Watergate, has passed away at the age of 92.
The Children’s Crusade protests in Birmingham, Ala. began on this day in 1963, led by Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. James Bevel. Around 1,000 students skipped class in the city in protest of segregation when police chief Bull Connor unleashed attack dogs and fire hoses to corral the students. […]
Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks both stand as perhaps the most iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement, bonded for eternity by what they’ve achieved. Now, a handwritten letter that King sent to Parks is up for sale and is said to be only such known correspondence between them.
As the nation honors the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, it is important to also acknowledge JFK‘s political and social impact. Seen by many as a civil rights icon and a champion of fairness, the 35th President of the United States is as iconic a […]
Rosa Parks passed away in 2005, but her legacy will not soon be forgotten. Parks is set to become the first Black woman to earn a statue on Capitol Hill, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced last Thursday (Jan. 17).
The U.S. Postage stamp featuring the image of Rosa Parks will be unveiled on what would have been her 100th birthday, Feb. 4. Two national unveiling ceremonies will be held in Detroit and Dearbon, Mich.
Thelma McWilliams Glass, the organizer of the historic 13-month Alabama bus boycott which helped to launch the Civil Rights Movement has died, she was 96. Glass who worked as a professor of geography at Alabama State University passed away, Wednesday (July 25). A statement released by the school lauded Glass for her commitment to equal […]