Tag Archives: Civil Rights Movement

Dick J. Reavis : Diverse ‘Moral Monday’ Movement Captures Imagination in North Carolina

Demonstrator being arrested during a protest at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, May 6, 2013. Photo by Gerry Broome / AP. ‘Moral Monday’:Diverse NAACP-led movement ‘achieves mass’ in North Carolina “When I got to an A.M.E. [African Methodist-Episcopal] … Continue reading

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FILM / Dave Zirin : ’42’ is Jackie Robinson’s Bitter Pill

  A Review of ’42’:Jackie Robinson’s bitter pill This was a man tortured by the fact that his own experience was used as a cudgel against building a public, fighting movement against racial injustice. By Dave Zirin | The Rag … Continue reading

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Bob Feldman : Civil Rights, SDS, and Student Activism in Austin, Texas, 1954-1973

Massive march against the War in Vietnam, Austin, Texas, May 8, 1970. Image from The Rag Blog. The hidden history of Texas Part 13: 1954-1973/2 — Student Activism and the Anti-War Movement at the University of Texas By Bob Feldman … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Anne Lewis’ Documentary About Anne Braden Is ‘Gem of a Film’

Filmmaker Anne Lewis on Rag Radio in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, February 22, 2012. Photo by William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio Podcast:Documentary filmmaker Anne Lewis,co-director of Anne Braden: Southern Patriot By Rag … Continue reading

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Bob Feldman : Texas Civil Rights Movement Wins Big Victories, 1954-1973

White and African American students from Austin area colleges sit in at a segregated lunch counter on Congress Avenue in Austin, April 1960 as part of a concerted effort to integrate lunch counters. Image from Austin History Center. The hidden … Continue reading

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Bob Feldman : Population Growth and Civil Rights Victories in Texas, 1940-1953

Herman Sweatt was the first African American to attend the University of Texas after a 1950 Supreme Court decision. Photo courtesy of UT Press / Daily Texan. The hidden history of Texas Part 12: 1940-1953/2 — Population growth and some … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : Sanitizing Black History Every February

Rosa Parks, agitator. Image from Jezebel.Sanitizing Black history every February Rosa Parks had a life-long history of activism against injustice, but school children are seldom told the true story about her life of agitation and struggle against oppression. By Lamar … Continue reading

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Harry Targ : Dr. King and the Civil Rights-Labor Alliance

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy lead a march by sanitation workers in Memphis, March 28, 1968. Photo by Sam Melhorn / AP.Martin Luther King and the civil rights and labor alliance King knew that black … Continue reading

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FILM / William Michael Hanks : ‘Anne Braden: Southern Patriot’

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot:A film by Anne Lewis and Mimi Pickering By William Michael Hanks | The Rag Blog | July 14, 2012 “The meaning of life is in that struggle which human beings have always been able to do … Continue reading

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Bill Freeland : With ‘Occupy,’ the People are the Point

Image from Addicting Info.‘Occupy America’: The people are the point By Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog / November 17, 2011 The “Occupy” movement, which began as a small gathering in a private park near Wall Street in New York … Continue reading

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FILM / Casey Hayden : ‘The Help’ is a Game-Changer

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in The Help. The play’s the thing: The Help, and fighting the good fight Davis’ amazing, game changing work has made me proud to have been part of a Movement which made it possible for … Continue reading

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Richard Raznikov : From Berkeley to London, a Word From Our Sponsors

The Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley, 1964. Image from the New SDS Website. From 60’s Berkeley to the London ‘riots’: A word from our sponsors Whoever controls the media controls the story the public sees … Continue reading

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