Sparked in part by the civil rights movement, the show aimed to teach children basic skills. His hope was to "help those children who would otherwise not succeed in school, do better," he said.
Movie cameras are returning to Macon later this month as Disney+ films an original civil rights era series about Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
The 14-year-old was killed by two white men in 1955 after a white woman accused him of flirting with her. The medal will be on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has announced its annual list of threatened historic buildings.
In 1955, a 14-year-old Black boy was lynched in Mississippi. Till tells the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, whose insistence on an open-casket funeral helped ignite the civil rights movement.
Friday on Political Rewind: In 1964, two Klansmen killed Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn, a Black veteran, near the Broad River Bridge in Athens. John Pruitt, then a 22-year-old cameraman for WSB-TV, covered the case. He documents that experience in his novel Tell It True.
One of the first lunch counter sit-ins of the civil rights movement took place in Oklahoma City in 1958. This weekend, the city remembers the protest and its organizer, Clara Luper.
A key aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who helped sustain the civil rights movement in the 1960s says she's deeply saddened by the hate crimes seeking to terrorize people across America. But Xernona Clayton has been working for racial harmony since the movement began, and refuses to accept mass killings as routine.
The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which sets prison terms of up to 30 years, has been more than a century in the making.
The children of civil rights activist Marion King are seeking justice for their mother, who suffered police violence against her in 1962 that they say resulted in a miscarriage.
Monday on Political Rewind: It has been more than a year since the passing of civil rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. And now, the story of Lewis’ life, activism and political career continue in a new series of graphic novels. Run is a sequel to March, a 2013 series illustrating Lewis's early days in the civil rights movement.
Thursday on Political Rewind: In the midst of the pandemic that gripped the nation, two of the country’s greatest civil rights leaders died on the same day. One of them, Rep. John Lewis, was a man whose name was known around the world. The other was C.T. Vivian, whose courage and visionary leadership was only equaled by the humility he displayed by rarely seeking the spotlight. It is his story we’ll tell today.
The boycott started with the goal of desegregating the buses and having the bus company hire Black bus drivers, and it lasted three weeks. The boycott ended with a ruling from Federal Judge W. A. Bootle ordering the desegregation of Bibb Transit Co. buses.
In 1960, she braved death threats and racial epithets to accompany her daughter to the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, desegregating the school.
Robert and his wife Jeannie Graetz faced bombs and KKK death threats for their role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but their Black friends and neighbors protected them.