Topic: Civil Rights Movement

Dick Gregory, A Real Inspiration and True Warrior (1932 – 2017)

  Richard Claxton ‘Dick’ Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an influential comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public. His participation in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s is well-documented, as are his efforts on […]

Josephine Baker, Actress, Dancer, Singer, Spy and Activist

Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, the Extraordinary Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, actress, civil rights activist and spy. (Jun. 3, 1906 – Apr. 12, 1975) Baker was the first Black American female to star in a major motion picture, “Zouzou” in 1934, to integrate an American concert hall, and […]

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 […]

Birmingham Church Bombing By The Ku Klux Klan (1963)

An unforgettable act of American Terrorism by white supremacist members of the Ku Klux Klan, “The Law in Disguise” for the Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, September 15, 1963. Four young girls, Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14) were murdered when the […]

U.S Govt. Guilty of Conspiring Dr. King’s Assassination (1999)

Jury found United States local, state, and federal government agencies guilty of conspiring to assassinate the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. Below is an important statement from Martin Luther King jr.’s wife Coretta Scott King that so many of our youth are not aware […]

Moulin Rouge America’s First Interracial Casino (1955)

The Moulin Rouge Casino and the rise of Historic Westside Las Vegas by Rose Davis, Indian Voices. Although the doors were only opened six months America’s first interracial casino was on the front line of the racial struggle in America. The Moulin Rouge Casino is one of the most important casinos in history in helping […]
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