Category Civil Rights Movement

Remembering The 1957 Royal Ice Cream Sit-In

The 1957 Royal Ice Cream Sit-In marked the first significant challenge to North Carolina’s Segregation laws. It also paved the way for the famous 1960 Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In. Click the link to learn more.

St. Augustine Four:  Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

Did you know St. Augustine, Florida, played a significant role in the civil rights movement? Click the link to learn about the St. Augustine Four.

Before The Montgomery Bus Boycott There Was The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott

Years before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the black residents of Baton Rouge took a stand against racism and segregation. Click the link to learn more.

Fred Gray: Civil Rights Attorney & Activist

Attorney, civil rights activist, and preacher, Fred D. Gray was a legal advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Improvement Association, to name a few. Before he was 30 years old, Gray had litigated some of the most pivotal cases of the civil rights movement. Click the link to learn more.

A Second Tragedy Occurred At The Lorraine Motel On April 4, 1968

In addition to the assassination of Dr, King a second tragedy also occurred at The Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968. Click the link to learn more.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Where Do We Go From Here? – Part 2 of 3

Today we are sharing another quote from Dr. King’s book “Where Do We Go From Here”.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Where Do We Go From Here? – Part 1 of 3

This post is part 1 of 3 posts honoring the 2021 King Holiday. All quotes are shared from King’s book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos To Community”.

Before The Montgomery Bus Boycott There Was The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott

Before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, there was the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott. Click the link to learn more.

2020 Marks 60th Anniversary Of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded by black college students to advocate for civil rights and voting rights.   Click the link to learn more. 

Dr. Willa B. Player: 1st Black Female College President Of A 4-Year Fully Accredited Liberal Arts College

Dr. Willa B. Player was the first black woman to become president of a four year fully accredited liberal arts college, Bennett College for Women in 1956.  Click the link to learn more. 

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