Reading Time: 7 minutesCritics charge that the recent campaign to remove statues of Confederate Civil War figures is an exaggerated tempest over nothing. It is not. A few Confederate statues of individuals that most of the public would probably have difficulty recognizing are not the main problem, however.
Israel accuses human rights groups of terror ties as war crimes investigation looms.
Reading Time: 3 minutesWithout Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the United States would certainly look different than it does today. Yet, in spite of being one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century and helping the US become more just, much of the shameful injustice that his country perpetrated against him remains hidden.
Israel must grant Palestinians same rights as its citizens, says Human Rights Watch.
Newspaper calls for “use of high-powered fire hoses” against unarmed protesters.
As with most achievements of the civil rights era, the legacy of the Fair Housing Act, which turned 50 on Wednesday, is equivocal. Housing segregation has improved over the years, but the advances are a far cry from the grandiose promises made in 1968. “Fair housing for all — all human beings who live in this country — is now a part of the American way of life,” President Lyndon B.
Long-time Memphis journalist Marc Perrusquia spent years investigating the story of how a famous African American photographer, with remarkable access, played a key role in the civil rights movement, all while being an informant for the FBI.Ernest Withers’s photography captured some of the most stunning moments of the civil rights era: including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. riding one of the first integrated buses in Montgomery, AL, and the blood flowing into King’s room from the balcony at the Lorraine Motel, where he was assassinated.
It is a big year for those interested in the mysteries that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on this day in 1963 still poses. WhoWhatWhy has been a leader on this subject and our team of experts will spend this day — as it has so many others — scouring the newly released documents for interesting information.
Teacher sues Kansas for compelling her to repudiate Israel boycott.
One of the arguments offered by those fighting the removal of confederate statues is that it would be tantamount to “erasing history.” Instead of tributes to heroes of the confederacy, they claim, these statues are actually monuments that teach us about the evil of slavery. Once they are gone, these lessons would supposedly be lost.
Outspoken quarterback bypassed by inferior players in Trump’s America.
Racist attacks on Palestinians are a chilling reminder of violence against African-Americans.
"Painting himself as the beneficiary of the NAACP%uFFFDs work, Obama cited historical figures from W.E.B. DuBois to Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr. to Emmet Till, to explain how the path to the presidency was cleared by visionaries," Associated Press reported. All that is true, of course.