Negroes With Guns Has A Long History
The story of Robert Williams receives far less attention than many others of the civil rights era. The Little Rock Nine, the March to Selma and the Montgomery Bus Boycott all are fixed in our memory as pivotal moments
In the past year I have noticed more attention being devoted to people, once heavily involved in the white supremacist movement, who are now making a life altering decision to distance themselves from it. Often membership meant emblazing symbols of their beliefs on their body with tattoos. For people wanting to remove all expressions
One of the podcast I listen to, as I am on the treadmill, is Code Switch, one of the NPR podcast that features discussions on race and politics. Last March I listened to a podcast titled Throw Some Respect on My Name. The subject was about a civil rights organizer named Mary Hamilton.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama on April 26th. The memorial is a visual presentation of the history of lynching in America. The memorials creation is the result of the work of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). The EJI website defines it’s mission as “litigating on