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Author: Black teachers’ resistance to segregation 60 years ago holds lessons for teachers today

By TONYAA WEATHERSBEE As a Birmingham, Alabama, native, Tondra Loder-Jackson was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. She was especially inspired by...

For Emmett Till’s family, national monument proclamation cements his inclusion in the American story

President Joe Biden has signed a proclamation establishing a national monument honoring Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago whose abduction, torture and killing...

60 years after Medgar Evers’ murder, his widow continues a civil rights legacy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's been 60 years since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered outside his Mississippi home. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 90 years old. She says he misses him terribly and is proud of his legacy. Several events have been held in Mississippi this month to commemorate the work of the Evers family. Evers was leader of the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 until his death in 1963. He pushed for voting rights and racial equality. Evers-Williams was national chairperson of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998. She says she remains committed to trying to eliminate racism and prejudice.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission Hosts National Conference

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) will host the 2023 Indiana Civil Rights Commission Annual Conference beginning June 19 through June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station in Indianapolis, IN.

New documentary tells story of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan

A new documentary, “Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain,” tells the story of civil rights leader and business executive Vernon Jordan. Set for release Dec....

Civil rights icon ‘visits’ Children’s Museum

In the wake of continued civil unrest, Ruby Bridges took part in a virtual conversation with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to discuss current...

African-American Facts for Week of: April 24, 2016

Know Your History!Up to the early 20th century, most American knowledge of Black history was limited to the African American struggle through slavery and...

Was it Civil Rights or a Movement?

They fought for integration, equal education and voter registration.There were Freedom Rides, a march on Washington and mayhem on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. There...

From civil war to civil rights, Frank Smith lives Black History

Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted — by Uncle Sam.The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been...

Advancing Justice conference gives advocates hope for meaningful criminal reform

Something unique has happened: Advocates from all political and social backgrounds — liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans and a wide range of players...
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