Tag: Civil Rights Movement

Major Milestones in the African American Freedom Struggle

March 14, 2015
The African American Struggle for Freedom An Historical Overview The long freedom struggle of the African American was first and foremost against the institution of slavery. After the Civil War, many African Americans were elected to local, state, and federal office as African Americans struggled to build democracy in the American South. That period was known

Obama Survived Republicans, Billionaires, Racists

March 11, 2015
See larger image Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement (Paperback) New From: $16.95 In Stock Reactionary Republicans, Billionaire Financiers, and Hard Core Racists threw everything at Barak Obama. Not only did he remain standing, but he flexed his muscle as chief executive officer of America – defying all odds. The March 9,

Black History Facts You May Not Know

January 31, 2015
Take a look at some of these black history facts. Send us your own. Maybe you just haven’t had time to learn them. February is the shortest month, after all. 1. It’s a sure bet you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. View this image › By Minnesota Historical Society [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (creativecommons.org)], via Wikimedia

The Afro Hair Do – Then, and Now

January 15, 2015
Afro Blowout Justine Zwiebel/BuzzFeed, Eduardo Munoz / Reuters (de Blasio), Gallo Images / Rex (Jackson), Everett Collection (Grier), Lee Lockwood/Time Life Pictures / Getty Images (Newton), Hulton Archive / Getty Images (Davis), Everett Collection (Roundtree) Dante de Blasio’s Afro undoubtedly helped boost interest in the New York mayoral candidacy of his father, Bill de Blasio,

Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy

January 12, 2015
  Atlanta – Epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement Atlanta has played a key historical role in the Civil Rights Movement. It is known as the birthplace of Dr. King and was home to many of the major planning and strategy meetings in the civil rights movement. Atlanta remains home to many of the civil

African American Artists: from history to art

January 4, 2015
black artists during the civil rights and liberation movements.

Who was Malcolm X

December 8, 2014
Who was Malcolm X Student Questions and Answers Can anyone tell me about Malcolm X? I saw Malcolm X book in the longest yard movie…so, I became interested to know about Malcolm X. I need a full feedback about this a.s.a.p. Posted by One Malcolm X, 1925–65, African American (revolutionary black nationalist) leader in the United States,

RBG | "The Black Power MixTape" Excerpts from the Acclaimed Swedish Documentary

October 17, 2014
FULL FILM DESCRIPTION http://blackpowermixtape.com/ In the late ’60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was

An Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement

October 12, 2014
A desktop documentary previewing the African American Civil Rights Movement with a focus on southern desegregation violence, school integration, and the important contributions of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

Alabama City Remembered as Climactic Battle of Civil Rights Movement

October 10, 2014
Sunday, August 28, in Washington, President Obama leads the nation in dedicating a new national memorial to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. King was a southern Baptist minister who rose to become the leading voice of the nation’s modern day civil rights movement during the1950’s and 1960’s. His struggle for equal

SNCC – STUDENT NON VIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE – LEGACY PROJECT – 99% SPRING – WHO WE ARE

October 3, 2014
Those of us who fought to empower the disenfranchised in the 1960s, we veterans of the Southern Civil Rights Movement are now called upon to defend everything we have won. We now have the opportunity to join, at its inception, the 99% Spring Movement to train 100,000 people in economic literacy as well as the

History of the Civil Rights Movement

September 28, 2014
Beginning with the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865, African Americans toiled to reach equal status in the eyes of the law. http://www.WatchMojo.com explores the history of the United States’ Civil Rights Movement. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DOhS/

Robert F. Williams-Father of Black Power Movement

August 7, 2014
See larger image Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback) New From: $31.40 In Stock Robert F. Williams Black Power Before Black Power Movement   Robert F. Williams is arguable one key historical figure whose rightful place in American history has been ignored. Rob was truly a man ahead

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
[wzslider autoplay=”true” transition=”‘slide'” lightbox=”true”] African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

June 17, 2014
  African American Mayors The Conference of Black Mayors African American Mayors In 1967 Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher were elected as mayors of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana, respectively. They are considered as the first African American mayors of major American cities. Together with Kenneth Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, Carl Stokes and Richard G. Hatcher, became

Booker T Washington and WEB Dubois

May 22, 2014
[monetize id=”1″] Questions and Answers Booker T Washington and WEB Dubois WEB Dubois VS booker T washington?I just wanna know the bad about the two. I know their intentions were good but i want to know the bad side to both people. Thank you 🙂 Any help is accepted :] Posted by Manuel [display_name id=”1″]W.E.B.

Lift Every Voice: The Naacp and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

March 27, 2014
#Lift #Every #Voice: The #naacp and the #Making of the #Civil #Rights #Movement A remarkable achievement. The heroes and heroines are all there, the pace is fast, and the level of emotion is truly high. Dr. Sullivan has achieved for the NAACP centennial and for all of us an exciting account of its life. –JOHN

Editor&’s Statement – African American Politics – A History of Struggle

February 24, 2014
The history of African Americans is a history rich with political struggle. Whether we study the early  slave rebellions, the Civil War, #reconstruction, Post-Reconstruction, the Garvey Movement, the 1960s Civil Rights and Black Power movements, or the rise of Black elected officials up to, and including, the election of Barak Obama, African Americans have engaged in deliberate