This year is the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom schools. Freedom schools were started in African American communities to teach students who didn’t get the same education as white students.
Today in 2014, 50 years after the passage of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, much is still left to be done. In many ways, the battles fought in the past share similar themes with challenges we face today.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was known for fighting Apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a system of separating black and white South Africans.
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. Today, U.S. schools are more segregated than they were four decades ago.
Travel back to Mississippi in 1933 when you read this exciting book.
“Sylvia’s experiences of racism are based on true events, which makes the book very emotional.”
Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens is retiring in June 2010. What sort of judge will Obama choose to replace him?
Guess who these four Black students were and find out what they did to help end segregation between Black and white people.
A review of a book by Leon Walter Tillage about the life of an ordinary man who went through great struggles and tragedies only because of the color of his skin.