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1. Black Americans Should Respect Each Other
Treating people the way you would like to be treated, should be a standard in the black community. In US culture, black Americans have fought and died together for racial equality in fair housing practices, in employment practices and in education. Black lives matter should be more than a tagline.
2. Henry “Hank” Aaron Needed Character and Skill
Hank Aaron helped people understand that the Civil Rights Struggle required character and skill. Like many black Americans Aaron was undoubtedly taught he needed to be twice as good and he was, but he needed more. Aaron quickly learned he needed strength of character for the ridicule he would endure
3. Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50, Act of Defiance
When you are famous, you are not immune from social scrutiny and strong emotions that come from racial attacks. Beyoncé has faced several social media attacks about her daughter’s hair, her husband's looks and of course her last Super Bowl performance.
4. Emmet Till – 1955 Murder Victim
Emmett till was a beautiful, lively and loving son to his mother, Mamie Till. Till’s life was snuffed out by cowards who were full of hate and evil. The two men arrested for murdering Till were never convicted. The lack of a conviction and the global media coverage of Till’s murder had national repe
5. Unsung Civil Rights Hero - Helen Fabela Chavez
In our last article we took a look at another one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most recognized heroes: Cesar Chavez. Yet, is it not true that behind every great man stands a great woman? This article will shed a little light on the life of one of the many unsung heroes of the civil rights movement
6. Unsung Civil Rights Hero - Coretta Scott King
Is it not a fact that behind every great man stands a great woman? This article will feature the life and achievements of one of the many unsung heroes of the civil rights movement: Coretta Scott King, ”the wife of...”
7. Civil Rights And The Freedom Of Speech
Read a brief overview of speech, its championed causes, as well as its black-sheep relatives, and examine the question just how free our speech truly is.
8. Civil Rights Heroes – Jackie Robinson
When you hear the name Jackie Robinson, what comes to mind? Probably baseball and the number 42. Yet being a pioneer of the civil rights movement held many moments that would make a lesser person want to act out in utter frustration.
9. Irene Morgan
In 1944, Irene Morgan refused to give up her bus seat to a white couple who had boarded. Learn about her influence on American civil rights.
10. Civil Rights Heroes – Jane M. Bolin
Rarely do we mention the women and men of any race who may not visibly march but instead get up every morning and make a difference in the world by the work they do - like Jane M. Bolin.
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