Posts Tagged ‘ Civil Rights ’

The Promise and Problematic of Brown v Board of Education: Part One

March 26, 2011
The Promise and Problematic of Brown v Board of Education:  Part One

The landmark Brown v Board of Education 1954 Supreme Court ruling had far-reaching implication beyond outlawing legal segregation in public schools, opening a new era of education for blacks. Yet, the Promise of Brown never materialized, leaving a legacy of uneducated and unprepared black children. Read more: http://afro-americanstudies.com/blog/2011/03/the-promise-and-problematic-of-brown-v-board-of-education-part-one/
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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: Avatar of Black Power

May 19, 2010

While Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) is largely credited and associated with popularizing the call for Black Power, Malcolm X is truly the foundational figure for who gave voice and representation to concept and practice of Black Power.  Building on the philosophy of Marcus Garvey and teaching of the Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm outlined contours of...
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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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