Tag: Martin Luther King

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4 Little Girls

16th Street Baptist Church bombing The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963, when four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted at least 15 sticks of dynamite […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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