civil rights movement
The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.
On this day in 1956, FAMU students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson sat on a city bus in Tallahassee, Florida. and began what would become a seven-month boycott of the transit system. Through the efforts of a local church leader and civic groups, protesters were able to get Black drivers hired and integrate the bus […]
Joan Trampauer Mulholland achieved a series of notable firsts over the course of her life. She holds the distinction of being the first white student to integrate Mississippi’s Tougaloo College, and she is also the first white student to join the Black Greek sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. Born Joan Nelson on September 14, 1941, Mulholland […]
Bob Adelman, widely known for his photography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, has died at the age of 85, NPR reports.
American Girl has emerged as one of the top businesses of its sort, selling millions of its beloved dolls and books aimed at young girls since debuting in 1986. This summer the company will reveal its latest doll, a girl from the civil rights era named Melody Ellison, as reported by CBS News. The network […]
Sutton died "peacefully" at Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Alta Sutton, the leader's daughter, said.
When Clinton's campaign changed her "H" logo on Tuesday to incorporate an image of Rosa Parks in commemoration of the 60 year anniversary of Parks' refusal to move to the back of the bus for a White passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, Twitter downright lost its mind.
03/27/15 – Donnell Rawlings explains how he would not have been able to survive during the Civil Rights Movement and …. slavery. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook.…
President Obama has proposed a new $50 million plan to restore the historic Southern sites of the civil rights movement. The proposal is incredibly fitting as…