Juanita Abernathy, civil rights icon, dies | AJC

Rosalind Bentley, Ernie Suggs, AJC In this April 18, 1963 file photo, Coretta Scott King, left, the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, center, and Mrs. Juanita Abernathy, leave Birmingham jail after visiting Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy in Birmingham, Ala. Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery […]

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UVA grants full alumni status to black nurses who earned it decades ago | UVA Magazine

Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, UVA Magazine CLAUDE MOORE HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY. Featured Image Some 20 years ago, longtime friends Louella Walker (Nurs ’58) and Mary Jones (Nurs ’61) were browsing a former teacher’s estate sale when they unearthed a brown bag filled with black-and-white photos. Staring back at them were their own faces, alongside those of […]

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Busing Ended 20 Years Ago. Today Our Schools Are Segregated Once Again | TIME

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, TIME Accompanied by motorcycle-mounted police, school buses carrying African American students arrive at formerly all-white South Boston High School on September 12, 1974. In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of busing as a mechanism to end racial segregation because black children were still attending segregated schools. White children had […]

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Despite pushback, Charleston historic sites expand their interpretation of slavery | The Post and Courier

Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton, The Post and Courier A row of enslaved people’s homes are still present on McLeod Plantation Historic Site on Monday Aug. 26, 2019, in Charleston. Gavin McIntyre/ Staff. By Gavin McIntyre gmcintyre@postandcourier.com Featured Image In recent years, Charleston-area historic sites have dramatically increased their interpretation of slavery and its vital role […]

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Mexicans of African Descent Established Los Angeles on This Day in 1781 | Face2face Africa

D.L. CHANDLER, Face2face Africa The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent. Governor of […]

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Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan: the story behind the photograph that shamed America | The Telegraph

David Margolick, The Telegraph Elizabeth Eckford (right) attempts to enter Little Rock High School on Sept. 4, 1957, while Hazel Bryan (left) and other segregationists protest. Featured Image On her first morning of school, September 4 1957, Elizabeth Eckford’s primary concern was looking nice. Her mother had done her hair the night before; an elaborate […]

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