Tag: Martin Luther King

rex84

The King Alfred Plan: “Rex 84.”


The King Alfred Plan was a fictional CIA-led scheme supporting an international effort to eliminate people of African descent. Specifically it defined how to deal with the threat of a black uprising in the United States by cordoning off black people into concentration camps in the event of […]

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 […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,410 other followers