Black History News

A Heroine Honored: Barbara Johns Day in Virginia Honored Student Activist Who Helped Dismantle Public School Segregation

By Saraya Wintersmith Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Today’s students need to continue to speak out when they see injustice. That was the message from Joan Johns Cobbs, the younger sister of the late Barbara Johns, and Mrs. Cobbs’ classmate, Joy Cabarrus Speakes, as Virginia prepared to celebrate the first Barbara Johns Day…

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College of Charleston to Host Septima Clark Historic Marker Dedication

South Carolina Teaching Fellows Ridgeland Welch and Aly Lain were deep in a discussion about education in the civil rights era during their Foundation of Education class, when educational history professor Jon Hale mentioned that Septima Poinsette Clark, a nationally known civil rights leader, education advocate and freedom fighter, was born at a location now embedded within the College of Charleston…

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Fifty Years Later, Fair Housing Act Recognized As A Factor In Fighting Housing Discrimination

By Christopher G. Cox, Publisher/Managing Editor, realesavvy.com One of the signature achievements of the Civil Rights Era was the passage by Congress in April of 1968 of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Looking back on this historic legislative accomplishment, Majurial “MJ” Watkins, president…

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Mike Colter, Gabourey Sidibe, Danny Glover and an All-Star Cast Perform The Radical King for Audible

Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of The Radical King. This collection of twenty-three of Martin Luther King Jr.’s essays and speeches, curated by Cornel West, is performed by LeVar Burton, Mike Colter, Leslie Odom, Jr., Colman Domingo, Danny Glover, Gabourey Sidibe,…

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50th Anniversary of King Assassination: Coretta King’s Last Wish to Expose Secrets About Her Husband’s Killing is Yet Unfulfilled

By Dr. Barbara A. Reynolds (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Efforts must be increased to break down the wall of secrecy surrounding the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was gunned down on April 4, 1968 as he stepped out onto the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. That was one of the lasting wishes…

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