Topic: Alabama

Travesty of Justice: The Murder of Johnny Robinson (1963)

Johnny Robinson Jr. who was 16 when he was killed, shot in the back by white police officer during the unrest following the infamous church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. Racial violence broke out on the streets that afternoon, leading to two other less well-known killings that day. The Death of 16-year-old […]

Travesty of Justice: The Murder of Virgil Lamar Ware (1963)

In the tense atmosphere that followed a deadly church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, Thirteen year-old Virgil Lamar Ware was murdered by two white teenagers without justice served. Virgil Lamar Ware (Dec. 6, 1949 – Sept. 15, 1963) was an eighth grader, an A student and football player who dreamed of becoming […]

Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen, World War II

Remembering the “Tuskegee Airmen” during World War II and all who were involved in the so-called “Tuskegee Experiment”, the Army Air Corps program to train Black Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the […]
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