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The Man Behind the 1954 Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education: Charles Hamilton Houston

February 7, 2011
The Man Behind the 1954 Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education: Charles Hamilton Houston

The Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered one of the milestones of the civil rights movement. It was to be sure, a decades-long legal campaign and struggle, brilliantly and relentlessly waged by two fiercely dedicated lawyers- Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall. Yet, there would not have been...
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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King: The Motive Force of Change in America

May 30, 2010
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King: The Motive Force of Change in America

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were the defining figures of the 1960s black freedom struggle. These two towering leaders influence and determine the scope and tone of the civil rights struggle and black power movement. Through their philosophy and leadership, they set the moral and social agenda for much of the second half...
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America in the Age of Malcolm X

May 16, 2010
America in the Age of Malcolm X

The influence and impact of Malcolm X on the 1960s Freedom Struggle and America in general is beyond category and measure. Any lack appreciation of Malcolm X’s contribution to advancement of the Black Freedom Struggle and the radicalization of America is due in large measure to his powerful anti-establishment message and the instructiveness of...
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Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

April 30, 2010
Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

Surely, Martin Luther King had the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in mind when he asserted: “I am convinced that the student movement that was taking place all over the South in 1960 was one of the most significant developments in the whole civil rights struggle. It was no overstatement to characterize these events...
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Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement

April 25, 2010
Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement

The freedom songs, lifted from the African American spirituals songs, helped to inspire and transform ordinary black people and their multiracial allies into a moral and social force, commonly known as the Civil Rights Movement. This movement, aided by the freedom songs, changed the structure and character of American society that may never be...
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The Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement

February 7, 2010

The 1960s Civil Rights Movement brought to fruition the notion of a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” as articulated by Lincoln at Gettysburg
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Martin Luther King’s Most Significant Speech: I Have A Dream

January 26, 2010

Martin Luther King’s I have A Dream Speech was undoubtedly his best known speech.  More than just a popular address, this speech would resonate in the hearts and minds of Americans for forever. This speech has attained iconic status. The year 1963 was the centennial of the signing of the emancipation proclamation. It was...
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One of Martin Luther King’s Three Most Important Speeches- I’ve Been To The Mountaintop

January 24, 2010

Time to Break Silence I’ve Been To The Mountaintop I Have A Dream The Speech As one of King’s close advisers and friend, Andrew Young, writes, “No speech has provoked as much discussion and debate as the message” he delivered in his last address, I’ve Been To The Mountaintop. Speaking without notes, he delivered...
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American Hate Revisited

August 10, 2009

Palin and her bunch are shouting fire in a crowed theater
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1960s Civil Rights Movement: We Shall Overcome

January 29, 2009

The 1960s civil rights movement was more than a social cause-it was a continuation of the American Revolution, advanced by ordinary black men, women and children, many of who risked or gave their lives so that others might live with dignity and freedom.  In the face violence and terrorism, African Americans developed new forms...
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