Civil Rights Movement

a historical marker marks the site shere Emmett Till's murderers were acquitted by an all-white jury

Decrying attempts to ‘bury history,’ Biden designates Emmett Till national monument

BY: - July 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — On what would have been the 82nd birthday of Emmett Till, a Black boy kidnapped and murdered by two white men in Mississippi, President Joe Biden on Tuesday designated a new national monument at sites connected to the lynching that became a catalyst for the civil rights movement. “Telling the truth and the […]

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House Bill 686 would require schools to teach about the Civil Rights Movement

BY: - June 26, 2023

Last week, as state Republicans fast tracked a flurry of bills critics consider harmful to transgender youth, a bill requiring the Civil Rights Movement be taught in middle school and high school civics classes received bipartisan support and a favorable hearing in the House K-12 Education Committee. House Bill 686 would amend current state law […]


Op-Ed: Choose civil rights over civility

BY: - July 6, 2018

Much has been made over a Virginia restaurant owner’s decision to boot Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders last month. The controversy spurred countless think pieces and ruminations on the balance between civility and disagreement. Expect similar hand-wringing over a New York woman’s Fourth of July protest at the Statue of Liberty, in which Therese […]