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The Civil Rights Movement

What Were The Black Panthers? Facts And Truth About A C...

October 15, 2020

The Black Panthers -- officially, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense -- strike a fearsome pose in the racial tumult of the late 1960s. The assassinatio...

Interracial Marriage Was Actually Illegal In 16 States ...

June 12, 2020

Married couple Mildred and Richard Loving (1933 - 1975) embracing at a press conference the day after the Supreme Court ruled in their favor in 'Loving v. Virgi...

1966: The First Kwanzaa Is Celebrated In Long Beach, Ca...

December 26, 2019

Where did Kwanzaa come from? In 1965, while black Americans' struggle for Civil Rights was front page news, race riots broke out in the Los Angeles neighborh...

Starring Sammy Davis Jr. As Mr. Show Business: Inspirin...

December 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES - 1953: Actress Marilyn Monroe leans on a Singer Automobile as she watches entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. on the set of the movie "How To Marry A Mill...

How 400+ Indians Occupied Alcatraz And Changed Richard ...

September 26, 2019

Native Americans, one named Tim Williams (a chief of the Klamath River Hurek tribe), approaching Alcatraz Island by boat, late 1969 or early 1970. Photo by Ralp...

The Very First Sit-In At A Greensboro Woolworth's, 1960...

March 19, 2019

On February 1, 1960, the first "sit-in" took place in Greensboro, North Carolina, and this demonstration by four courageous young African-American men proved...

Kwanzaa: A Groovy New Holiday

December 18, 2018

Kwanzaa celebration in 2013. (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The groovy sixties gave us a new holiday to celebrate during the winter holiday season, in a lieu of or in additi...

Nichelle Nichols As Lt. Uhura, 'Star Trek's Barrier-Bre...

November 15, 2018

Star Trek, with its brainy plots and serious sci-fi tone, was a groundbreaking TV series when it hit the air in 1966. But no character broke more ground than...

Civil Rights Sit-Ins

October 10, 2018

If you remember anything about the groovy era, you must surely remember the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement began with racial equality in mind and eventually culminated into an ...

12 Unknown Facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

March 21, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a famous social activist that played a critical role in the American Civil Rights Movement.I am confident in declaring that Dr. Martin Lut...

Is Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' Speech The...

March 16, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech to huge crowd gathered for the Mall in Washington DC during the March on Washington for Jobs & Fre...

Burn That Bra!

October 5, 2017

During the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement was in full force in the United States. Unless you were living under a rock somewhere, it was hard not to be exposed to the issues surrounding the need for ...

April 4, 1968: How The Assassination Of MLK Happened

November 29, 2016

Streets ablaze from rioting on April 5, 1968, following assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Lee Balterman/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) ...

How MLK's Speech Changed The Minds Of Millions

November 29, 2016

The Honorable Martin Luther King Jr and his many works as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement created not only in America but the world, a fresh perspective on the e...

Stonewall '69: Gay Americans Take A Stand In The Free L...

November 29, 2016

The passionate causes of the late 1960s weren't limited to the anti-war movement and feminism -- gay Americans were protesting for their rights as well. In N...

Brown v. Board Of Education And The End Of Segregation

November 29, 2016

It’s been a long road since the days of inequality, since the days where the color of one’s skin being the key determining factor of one’s worth, since the days ...