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The Storied History of the NAACP
July 25, 2019
The NAACP plans to highlight 110 years of civil rights history, and the current fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity and education quality during its 110th national convention now happening in Detroit. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 12, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 12, 2019
On this day June 12, 1963, Civil Rights worker Medgar Evers was shot to death in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi. ... read more »
Rep. Bennie Thompson Wins Efforts to Make Medgar Evers Home National Monument  
March 21, 2019
Because of the work of Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the Evers' house at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, will now become a national historic landmark. The house where Medgar Evers’ was fatally shot was built in the first planned middle-class subdivision for African-Americans in Mississippi after World War II. Thompson has been working on the honor for Evers for over ten years.   ... read more »
Evers home added to African-American Civil Rights Network
August 9, 2018
The Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers has been added to the African-American Civil Rights Network. ... read more »
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home added to African-American Civil Rights Network
August 8, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers to the African-American Civil Rights Network, which was created by federal law this year. ... read more »
Online Search Engine Brings Black History to Light
November 2, 2017
An online search engine birthed by a small team of researchers at the University of Minnesota connects students, artists, scholars, educators, and the general public to the great history of Blacks in America. ... read more »
Bill Russell Supports Pro Athlete’s Fight Against Injustice
October 5, 2017
Bill Russell saluted current players for taking the reins in fighting for equality in the United States. ... read more »
Civil rights marker honors challenge to library segregation
August 24, 2017
The students attended the private Tougaloo College, just north of Jackson, when they staged a nonviolent sit-in at the city's main library that was reserved for white people. ... read more »
Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro
January 4, 2017
James Baldwin left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in this age of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
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