Civil Rights Era


Martin Luther King Jr. And The Founding Of SCLC

Martin Luther King Jr has a story that has been told endlessly. That makes it rather difficult to scale new ground, let alone interesting new ground. Perhaps putting a lens to a less doted upon aspect of Dr. King's life might serve the dual purpose of providing interest and insight…

Impact of Brown vs Board of Education

Impact of Brown vs Board of Education

Impact of Brown vs Board of Education: Was Brown necessary? Scholarly opinion has even begun to suggest that the Brown decision was not necessary in order to bring about desegregation. According to Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence Stratton: A July 1944 survey of college students found that 68 percent agreed…

Brown v. Board Of Education of Topeka

Brown v. Board Of Education of Topeka

Brown v. Board Of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that American state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the…

civil rights movement

The Civil Rights Movement: The Struggle for Equality

The Civil Rights movement was an organized movement led by black Americans that occurred after World War Two until the late 1960s to end legal discrimination based on race. The movement saw non-violent protests challenge discrimination in the political arenas but also pushed for desegregation in sports, film, television, and…

Black Celebrities of the Civil Rights Movement

The postwar years were the era of the integration of America's professional sports. Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Bill Willis and others became household names. Beyond sports, black movie stars made had significant cultural milestones during the decade, while television appearances remained typed and relatively rare. Music, particularly rock and roll,…

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