Selma 50th Recap – May 7, 2015


Congressman John Lewis Clip May 7, 2015 http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4530609   President Obama’s Remarks May 7, 2015 http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4530517   Historic service at Brown Chapel A.M.E. May 8, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Selma to Montgomery March – March 21, 1965


Hear full 30 minute speech given by Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at conclusion of Selma march **please note this recording has copyright protection and may not be copied. The clip being used was purchased with a personal license for sharing but not copying.** Hundreds of thousands will be making the annual pilgrimage to … Continue reading

1963 March on Washington – 50th Anniversary


This is an updated post from last year’s activities. If you are one of the hundred of thousands who will be in D.C. for the 50th Anniversary of the iconic March on Washington and didn’t attend the ’63 march…..for whatever reason, BUT want a glimpse or feel of how the march was organized as well … Continue reading

The 2013 Supreme Court ruling ala James Crow, esq. and the Voting Rights Act of 1965


The Supreme Court Ruling – June 25, 2013 Full 37 Page Text {Washington, D.C.]     The Supreme Court ruling will either be your motivator to call talk-shows pontificating on why you don’t vote, what President Obama hasn’t done for you, or other communication where in the spirit of the great late James Brown, you … Continue reading

Only 13% Black Churches Supported Rev. Martin Luther King during Civil Rights Movement


(Postscript updated January 2016…..for those who may find this fact or number unbelievable I would suggest you contact Dr. Day like I did. Further, I personally spoke to Rev. Wright TWICE about this issue to confirm I was not dreaming! Still I understand some will remain in denial or dismiss Dr. Day’s work and/or otherwise … Continue reading

Rosa Parks makes history again – Historic Statue in Statuary Hall


Affectionately known as “The Mother” of the modern Civil Rights era, Mrs. Rosa Parks now sits in a place reserved for famous public servants.  Her 9 foot statue is on display in the Capitol Rotunda; Statuary Hall.  Her act of courage is historic and even today, some continue to attempt to marginalize or block a … Continue reading

MLK Memorial Ceremony – 10.16.11 9am EST


http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/assets/swf/CSPANPlayer.swf?pid=302020-1 courtesy of Cspan.org

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – A Civil Rights Icon


Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (March 18, 1922 – October 5, 2011) R.I.P. The above shot is from then Senator Obama, assisting Rev. Shuttlesworth across the Edmond Pettus Bridge [Selma, AL], during the annual “Bloody Sunday” commemoration.  Picture taken March 4, 2007.  Courtesy of Life Magazine. ____________________ Would there have been a civil rights movement if not … Continue reading

Freedom Riders – An American Playhouse production on PBS 5.16.11


CLICK THE FULL EPISODE LINK Watch the FULL EPISODE. 1 hr. 53 min. more American Experience.

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