Black Lives Matter

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13 Protesters in Madison, WI, in March 2015. Since initial demonstrations in August 2014, at least 837 Black Lives Matter protests have taken place around the country. PHOTO: Light Brigading/Flickr On November 22, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice...

Interview with Millions March NYC Organizer, Synead Nichols

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13 Synead Nichols, one of the main organizers of the Millions March NYC. PHOTO: Synead Nichols Alejandra Paulino: Who started the Black Lives Matter movement? Synead Nichols: The Black Lives Matter movement was started by Alicia Garza,...

Protesters Demand Justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 9 PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter Massive protests erupted in New York City and nationwide after a grand jury’s decision not to indict (formally accuse) police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man in...

Civil Rights THEN and NOW

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 12, and DAPHNE KNOUSE FRENZER, age 12 Introduction by KATIE SCHLECHTER, IndyKids Staff Civil rights movement leaders Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Dr. Martin Luther King and their families lead the famous march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 1965....