Posts Tagged: Civil Rights

Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies At 99

Civil Rights pioneer Gloria Richardson has passed away.  Gloria was famously known for a photo that was captured of her while protesting racial inequality.  In the pic, she pushed away the bayonet of a National Guardsman. She was also the first woman to lead a grassroots civil rights movement outside the Deep South According to… Read more »

Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

We all know the extensive work Stacey Abrams did to get the voters in Georgia to the polls, which resulted in 2 Democratic Senate seats that gave Democrats the majority in the Senate.  Her work on addressing voter suppression has now got her nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.  What a great choice for this… Read more »

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Delivers Passionate, Honest Uncompromising Speech

After six days of memorial services in 5 different cities, Rep. John Lewis was finally laid to rest in his home state of Georgia. Former president Barack Obama delivered the eulogy. He also used the moment as an opportunity to get people to do the very thing John Lewis fought tirelessly for-to vote. Barack Obama… Read more »

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder Speaks On Civil Rights

Stevie Wonder had some things to say about the current climate of stopping racial injustice and inequality.  In a Facebook video, Wonder talked about his charge to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a national holiday in the 1980s. Wonder said that was“a fight I was not willing to lose. … It was a fight that… Read more »

Women’s History Month: Dr. Dorothy Height

March 24th marks the birthday of the late civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy Height who began her 70-year activist journey at age 25, by joining the National Council of Negro Women.  She would later be elected to lead the organization, and served as president for 40 years. In the thick of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement,… Read more »