civil rights movement

Emmett Till, Department of Justice

Remembering Emmett Till’s Brutal Murder

Today, we honor Emmett Till, who was born in Chicago on July 25, 1941, and brutally murdered in Mississippi on Aug. 28, 1955. His death was a Civil RIghts Movement catalyst.

How the Son of Marcus Garvey is Demanding Justice

Dr. Julius Garvey has a lot to celebrate. His father’s life and legacy is part…

Jackie Robinson: A Baseball Legend, But So Much More

In our classrooms and textbooks, we typically read about Jackie Robinson breaking the color line…

New Book Examines Stax Records, Race

Stax Records was more than a music machine releasing hits by the likes of Otis…

[DREAM DEFENDERS] #MarchOn

From the hard marble floors of the Florida Capitol, to the capital of the United…

Simeon Booker, JET Legend, Tells His Story

Simeon Booker—the dapper, bespectacled “Man From JET,” as he was known far and wide during…

What Do the Supreme Court’s Decisions Mean for Blacks?

On June 12, 1963, civil rights activist Medgar Evers was gunned in the driveway of…

Whitney Young Documentary to Debut on PBS

The name Whitney Young (1921-1971) may ring a bell because it’s the name of the…

[UNSUNG HEROES]Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael’s defiance and opposition during “The Movement” made him one of the most influential…

White Redemption 2.0:Barack, Trayvon and Lessons from 1877

The post-Civil Rights era has seen advances in civil liberties, but they are juxtaposed by…