Homer Plessy’s arrest 130 years ago led to one of the most criticised Supreme Court decisions in US history.
Interesting article on JFK’s influence and position on civil rights issues. Here’s a quote from the article, “I think we might be a very different country if we had not had so many assassinations,” James Baldwin told an interviewer in 1970. He said, “you know black people had a very different feeling toward government when JFK and Bobby were alive than we’ve had since.” He noted a distinctive quality the brothers shared: “Both had minds that could be reached.”
Mark your calendars for this December 14, 2021, virtual event. USA TODAY’s live virtual event, “A change is gonna come: Civil rights leaders on how to fight for freedom” is scheduled for Dec. 14. It’s free.
Some 200 people were arrested during a rally and civil disobedience at the White House calling for action on voting rights reforms.
Mayors and lawmakers from around the country converged on Denver to take a stand against a wave of new laws that make it harder to vote.
Congratulations @desmondmeade @FLRightsRestore It was a long time coming!
Desmond Meade, a main force behind Florida’s drive to restore civil rights to thousands of former felons, now has had his own rights restored. The announcement came Saturday during a Twitter broadcast during which family members presented Meade with a certificate from the Office of Executive Clemency announcing restoration of his civil rights, except to […]
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Hamer!! #VOTE #Walkbyfaith
(RNS) — ‘She used the Bible in many different ways,’ said Hamer’s biographer. ‘She used it to shame her white oppressors who claimed also to be Christians.’
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Hamer!! #VOTE
Keep your eyes on the prize, Oh Lord!! #RighttoVote #Uncounted Journalists like April Ryan and Errin Haines are using their bylines to uplift faces and voices of voter suppression in the void of congressional action on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.