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Civil rights activist Bob Moses founded The Algebra Project to help black students develop strong math skills. Princeton Public Library / Flickr, CC BY-ND As the organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee during the 1960s, Bob Moses traveled to the most dangerous parts of Mississippi to help African Americans end segregation and gain the …

JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum offered free admission to commemorate Emmett Till’s 80th birthday on Sunday. Emmett Till was born in Chicago on July 25, 1941. In August 1955, he was kidnapped and brutally lynched by two white men while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi. The fourteen-year-old has been accused of …

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Local activists and civil rights groups gathered in TAMU-CC’s Hector P. Garcia Square on Saturday to protest Senate Bill 3 at the rally “Our history will not be erased”. They argued that the bill prevented schools from teaching historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Caesar Chavez and Susan B. Anthony. …

Protesters marked the ground in front of Wauwatosa Town Hall with chalk displaying a variety of messages. (Photo | Isiah Holmes) Growing concerns about the tactics used by the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD) during the 2020 protests have reached senior Wisconsin government officials. On Wednesday, MP Gwen Moore and Senator Tammy Baldwin called for a …

EASTON – Dozens of civil rights activists, African American leaders and passionate individuals joined the Summer’s Freedom Bus Ride on Monday to highlight historic and contemporary racism and concerns about policing on the East Coast. Inspired by the journeys of the Freedom Riders during the civil rights movement in the 1960s, the bus made stops …

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Saturday marked a year since civil rights icon John Lewis died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Communities across the country, including right here in Salt Lake City, have held candlelight vigils in his honor and rallied for congressional lawmakers to pass John Lewis’s Voting Rights Act. Lewis …

Throughout her life, Bettye Gillespie has been committed to fighting inequality and segregation “wherever it exists”, according to her family – even as a teenager. When Gillespie was a student at Central Junior High School in Ogden, she tried shopping for candy at a little mom and pop shop near 25th Street and Monroe Boulevard. …

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Civil rights champion Reverend James M. Lawson on Saturday launched sharp criticisms of Governor Bill Lee, accusing the Republican of having a “hole in the middle of his soul.” “Somehow you’ve lived in this world and in the state of Tennessee and allowed a hole to …

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Still. Yet a free black Philadelphia who helped nearly 1,000 runaway slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, later became a civil rights pioneer who fought for black suffrage and streetcar integration. from the city. But few Philadelphians know him or know his singular …

A free concert by American folk singer Chris Vallillo will take place on Monday, July 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 206 of the Madison County Courthouse Administration Building. The concert, Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement celebrates incredible music from the early struggle for equal rights. The concert is …