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Juanita Abernathy, civil rights icon, dies | AJC

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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 Bus Boycott and took other […]
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Baxter Leach, key member of Memphis’s striking sanitation workers, dies at 79 | The Washington Post

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Adrian Sainz, The Washington Post Former sanitation worker Baxter Leach, 78, also did mechanic work and picked cotton to help make ends meet. Yalonda M. James / The Commercial Appeal. Featured Image Leach, a prominent member of the Memphis sanitation workers union whose historic strike drew the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated, died […]
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J. Edgar Hoover saw Dick Gregory as a threat. So he schemed to have the Mafia ‘neutralize’ the comic. | Washington Post

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Kyle Swenson, Washington Post n the middle of the hothouse atmosphere of the 1968 U.S. presidential election — racial strife splitting cities, antiwar protests on college campuses, segregationist George Wallace growling up out of the South — Dick Gregory barnstormed the country, pitching audiences his acid mix of jokes and politics. The African American comic and activist was looking for […]
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50 Years After His Assassination, We Are No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical Dream | New York Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear.">50 Years After His Assassination, We Are No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical Dream | New York Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear.

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Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear.
50 Years After His Assassination, We Are No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical Dream | New York Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Fannie Lou Hamer | American Experience "...She understood that the fight for economic security was a crucial component of the Civil Rights movement."">Fannie Lou Hamer | American Experience "...She understood that the fight for economic security was a crucial component of the Civil Rights movement."

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"...She understood that the fight for economic security was a crucial component of the Civil Rights movement."
Fannie Lou Hamer | American Experience "...She understood that the fight for economic security was a crucial component of the Civil Rights movement."" class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Greenwood Food Blockade | Southern Foodways Alliance The White Citizens’ Council, SNCC, and the politics of food access">The Greenwood Food Blockade | Southern Foodways Alliance The White Citizens’ Council, SNCC, and the politics of food access

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The White Citizens’ Council, SNCC, and the politics of food access
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Deacons for Defense provided protection when no one else would | USA Today Robert Hicks, Charles Sims and A.Z. Young started the first affiliate chapter in Bogalusa. The group’s intense confrontations with the Klan in Bogalusa was pivotal in forcing the federal government’s involvement on the behalf of the local African-American community.">Deacons for Defense provided protection when no one else would | USA Today Robert Hicks, Charles Sims and A.Z. Young started the first affiliate chapter in Bogalusa. The group’s intense confrontations with the Klan in Bogalusa was pivotal in forcing the federal government’s involvement on the behalf of the local African-American community.

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Robert Hicks, Charles Sims and A.Z. Young started the first affiliate chapter in Bogalusa. The group’s intense confrontations with the Klan in Bogalusa was pivotal in forcing the federal government’s involvement on the behalf of the local African-American community.
Deacons for Defense provided protection when no one else would | USA Today Robert Hicks, Charles Sims and A.Z. Young started the first affiliate chapter in Bogalusa. The group’s intense confrontations with the Klan in Bogalusa was pivotal in forcing the federal government’s involvement on the behalf of the local African-American community." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Rev. Avery Alexander, a tireless warrior for justice: 1 of 300 | NOLA.com Two photos, taken 30 years apart, illustrate the Rev. Avery Alexander's indefatigable fight against racism and injustice. ">The Rev. Avery Alexander, a tireless warrior for justice: 1 of 300 | NOLA.com Two photos, taken 30 years apart, illustrate the Rev. Avery Alexander's indefatigable fight against racism and injustice.

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Two photos, taken 30 years apart, illustrate the Rev. Avery Alexander's indefatigable fight against racism and injustice.
The Rev. Avery Alexander, a tireless warrior for justice: 1 of 300 | NOLA.com Two photos, taken 30 years apart, illustrate the Rev. Avery Alexander's indefatigable fight against racism and injustice. " class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

[VIDEO] Preview: ‘I AM A MAN’ Puts You at the Heart of the Civil Rights Struggle | Road To VR I AM A MAN is an upcoming interactive VR experience that lets you participate in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.">[VIDEO] Preview: ‘I AM A MAN’ Puts You at the Heart of the Civil Rights Struggle | Road To VR I AM A MAN is an upcoming interactive VR experience that lets you participate in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

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I AM A MAN is an upcoming interactive VR experience that lets you participate in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.
[VIDEO] Preview: ‘I AM A MAN’ Puts You at the Heart of the Civil Rights Struggle | Road To VR I AM A MAN is an upcoming interactive VR experience that lets you participate in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More