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Freedom to Travel | PBS

Dave Quinn, PBS One of 436 Freedom Riders in 1961. Credit: Getty Images. Featured Image he victory won by the Freedom Riders was decisive and unambiguous, expanding the freedom of African-Americans to travel through the United States. Since the institution of Jim Crow laws at the close of the 19th century, African-Americans in the South had been forced to endure substandard, segregated conditions while traveling on railways and buses. Blacks were forced to sit in the back of the bus and forced to use separate waiting rooms, drinking fountains, and rest rooms. In addition to the humiliation of segregated facilities, […]

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Black History Month: Gloria Hayes Richardson led a movement | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery. Featured Image have never forgotten the first time I saw a photograph of a black woman dismissively pushing a National Guard soldier’s bayonet out of her face, and another image of that same woman’s fierce side-eye glare, captured by photographer Fred Ward and now entitled “Soldiers with Bayonets.” That look made a clear statement: “Don’t you dare mess with me.” Photograph of Gloria Richardson, 1963, Danny Lyon. Image Credit “A first-class citizen does not beg for freedom. A […]

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Whether They Wanted it or Not, Jackie Robinson Raised Americans’ Consciousness | The New York Times

George Vecsey, The New York Times | BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 1: Former professional baseball player Jackie Robinson at Boston University. Exact date unknown. (Photo by Frank O’Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images). Featured Image happened at Shea Stadium a few decades ago: My son and I were in a half-empty section, not far from two older black men. One of the Mets made a clodhopper move on the bases, and was tagged out. One of the two fans then turned to the other and said, “Jackie Robinson wouldn’t have done that.” I chortled, and we struck up a conversation, […]

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Dawoud Bey: 40 Years of Photos Affirming the ‘Lives of Ordinary Black People’ | The New York Times A new retrospective book “Seeing Deeply” reveals his decades-long exploration of community, memory and photography.

A new retrospective book “Seeing Deeply” reveals his decades-long exploration of community, memory and photography.

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How ‘Gardening While Black’ Almost Landed This Detroit Man in Jail | The New York Times A black man started an urban farm in his old neighborhood. Three white women called the police repeatedly, accusing him of threatening them. The case went to court.

A black man started an urban farm in his old neighborhood. Three white women called the police repeatedly, accusing him of threatening them. The case went to court.

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