Tag Archives: segregation

  • PBS’ ‘Many Rivers’: Charlayne Hunter Gault on Breaking Barriers

    Oct 25, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Before Charlayne Hunter Gault became an award winning journalist and influential figure in television news, she was a news story herself, for being among the first two black students, along with Hamilton Holmes, admitted to the University of Georgia. Their entry into history books in 1961 was only after a series of court challenges, exhaustive […]

  • African American Class of 1963 Birmingham High Schools Finally Get A Prom

    May 2, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *We were so glad to see Wilcox County High School in Cordele, Georgia, come to their senses and have an integrated prom last week. Even though it was organized by students that were fed up with the state of affairs, surely the triumph feels the same. The Class of 1963, may have taken notes from […]

  • Brokaw Blasted for Equating Gun Silence with Segregation Silence

    Jan 18, 13 by EURpublisher02 6 Comments

    *NBC’s veteran reporter Tom Brokaw is in the cross hairs of at least one conservative radio host for comparing silence on gun violence to not speaking out during segregation. Brokaw, referred to as “Broke-Jaw” by radio host Mark Levin, had made the comments Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” comparing the “good people” who stayed in […]

  • The Black Church Needs a Change Says Young Christian

    Jul 27, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *The black church has been a pillar in the black community for ages, being that beacon of light and safe haven for the weary. Through its trials and tribulations, the Church has stood its ground as a social and spiritual resource for African American communities. Yet, with these acknowledgments comes the question of what exactly the Black […]

  • Forgotten Civil Rights Hero Daisy Bates in New PBS Doc

    Feb 2, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *PBS kicks off its Black History Month programming this week with the premiere of “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock.” The name Daisy Bates doesn’t ring a bell? The filmmaker, too, had no idea who she was when she first came across Bates’ story in the portrait book, “I Dream a World.” Published in […]

  • Beatles Contract Shows Stand Against Segregation

    Sep 19, 11 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *A soon-to-be-auctioned Beatles contract for a 1965 California concert reveals that the group took a firm stand in support of the era’s civil rights movement, refusing to play before a segregated audience. The contact, which is signed by the Liverpool group’s manager, Brian Epstein, specifies that they “not be required to perform in front of […]