Tag: Civil Rights

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

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, UVA Magazine CLAUDE MOORE HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY. Featured Image ome 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 fellow graduates of a UVA […]
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Busing Ended 20 Years Ago. Today Our Schools Are Segregated Once Again | TIME

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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 been riding school buses for […]
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Akala: “I don’t enjoy explaining that black people are human beings” | New Statesman America

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Anoosh Chakelian, New Statesman America late 2017, the rapper and political thinker Akala was driving in London, on his way to a meeting, when a police car pulled him over. “Gang members drive cars like this,” the suspicious officer claimed, before an embarrassed colleague took him aside. She’d recognised Akala, whose activism, as well as five albums and 15 years […]
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