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.
The late Georgia congressman's body lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The public viewing for the "conscience of the Congress" is being held outside through Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the death of John Lewis on July 17, tributes, photographs and stories of the beloved civil rights leader — who became known as the “Conscience of the Congress” — have proliferated across media. On Second Thought takes a moment to remember John Lewis, and airs a clip from the congressman’s interview with Chuck Reece of The Bitter Southerner podcast.
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