Tag: Martin Luther King

featuredselmanowandthen

Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette Shuts Down Ferguson Protesters: “Let The President Speak.”


Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette shuts down Ferguson protesters from disrupting President Obama’s speech Civil rights leader to Ferguson protesters: “Let the president speak’ By Alvin Benn & KSDK.com5 SELMA – Civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette was listening intently to President Barack Obama’s speech in Selma on Saturday afternoon when […]

b2433abdd25f4238824aef9be014b715-b2433abdd25f4238824aef9be014b715-0 (1)

The President In #Selma50


Today, Barack, the girls, and I traveled to Selma, Alabama. There, 50 years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and so many other unsung heroes crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge — standing up for voting rights and full equality under the law for […]

mlk-1965-selma-montgomery-march-P

Selma To Montgomery Marches


  The Three Selma To Montgomery Marches The three Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement and led to the passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. Activists publicized […]

Screenshot (4450)

Poems to Celebrate Black History Month


Poems to Celebrate Black History Month Poems that explore the African-American experience. American Income Afaa Michael Weaver Unholy Women Chris Abani Nina’s Blues Cornelius Eady won’t you celebrate with me Lucille Clifton Letter to Brooks: Spring  Garden Major Jackson Canary Rita Dove Praise Song for the Day Elizabeth […]

Gordon_Parks_caro_gallery-cover_23889

The Black History Month Series 2015: Mr. Gordon Parks. Photographer. Pianist. Songwriter. Director.


The Black History Month Series 2015: Gordon Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) Writer, Photographer, Pianist, Songwriter,Director (1912–2006)  Gordon Parks was a prolific, world-renowned photographer, writer, composer and filmmaker known for his work on projects like Shaft and The Learning Tree. “People in millenniums ahead will know […]

It's Raining Videos™

It’s Raining Videos™


Cops Shoot New Jersey Man 9 Times During Traffic Stop   President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address   Obama pokes fun at GOP during State of the Union speech   Senator Joni Ernst Worst Republican State Of the Union Response EVER!! 2015   Obama State of […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 345,903 other followers