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Alabama City Remembered as Climactic Battle of Civil Rights Movement

Sunday, August 28, in Washington, President Obama leads the nation in dedicating a new national memorial to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. King was a southern Baptist minister who rose to become the leading voice of the nation’s modern day civil rights movement during the1950’s and 1960’s. His struggle for equal rights and those of millions of African Americans did not come easily. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on one of the pivotal events in the civil rights movement
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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

Alabama City Remembered as Climactic Battle of Civil Rights Movement

Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s Black-ish, was the recipient of an honorary degree from her alma mater, Brown University, in Rhode Island. Ross graduated from Brown in 1994.– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to ourterms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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The 1960’s – From Civil Rights to Black Power

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A Tribute to George Jackson with Steel Pulse: A Revolutionary General

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Blues Talk 11 – the blues revival and the Black Arts movement

Eleventh of twelve informal lectures in which blues scholar and musician Adam Gussow discusses the history, sociology, philosophy, and cultural politics of the blues.
Gussow, an associate professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, is the author of three books on the blues: Mister Satan’s Apprentice: A Blues Memoir (1998), Seems Like Murder Here:Read more…

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History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

This weekend I’m off to Ferguson again to help build bridges in a community where the history between police and African American citizens are broken. The irony is that similar bridges are out in my own backyard. Over the last week there have been boiling over riots here in Baltimore.
What is the difference between Baltimore and Ferguson? The demographics of color and ethnicity are different.Read more…