Topic: Civil Rights

Sadie Alexander, Civil Rights Champion (1898 – 1989)

Born Sarah Tanner Mossell, this inspiring woman, Sadie Alexander achieved a lot of firsts in her life. Sadie Alexander (Jan. 2, 1898 – Nov. 1, 1989) A life-long champion of civil rights and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race or gender, was a leader in the legal, political and civic arenas of her day. […]

Emmett Till’s Murder by White Supremacist (1955)

Emmett Till was a smart 14 years old American boy of African ancestry who was murdered in Mississippi after reportedly whistling to a white woman in 1955. Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955), from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in the Mississippi Delta region when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, 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 […]

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

The Lumbee Tribe made history January 18, 1958 with the Battle of Hayes Pond.  This was the night the Lumbees defeated the KKK and captured their hate filled banner, and in doing so stopped Klan activity in Robeson County North Carolina. By the mid-1950’s the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they […]

Harry Belafonte, Civil Rights, Human Rights Activist

Legendary Harry Belafonte has supported and encouraged civil and humanitarian causes around the world. He continuously fought for racial equality wherever he roamed, from the halls of Broadway to the streets of Birmingham. His life-long commitment to uplifting others and his courageous efforts to bring equality and peace has been an inspiration for so many. […]

Lamar Smith, Voting Rights Activist (1892 – 1955)

Lamar “Ditney” Smith was murdered in Mississippi (1892 – August 13, 1955) One of many unsung heroes who died so we could vote…Lamar Smith, a 63 year old farmer, World War II veteran, voting rights activist and a member of the Regional Counsel of Negro Leadership was shot dead on the courthouse lawn in Brookhaven, Mississippi […]

Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame Player (1919 – 1972)

An amazing American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson  broke the color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. Jackie Robinson’s life & legacy will be remembered as one of the most important in Baseball […]
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