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New book outlines sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The author, Alabama Tourism Director Lee Sentell, led the effort to build and publicize the coalition of civil rights and black history sites.
(Virtually) March on Washington through this new Fortnite experience.
"The wildly popular video game is launching a new experience themed around Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech."
A Florida museum honoring Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James, the first Black four-star general in the United States, James became one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen has reopened. bit.ly/2YLSWPr
An effort to commemorate the legacy of Sojourner Truth has attracted support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Akron, Ohio. The memorial will mark the site where the prominent abolitionist, suffragist and women’s rights activist delivered her iconic “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at the former Old Stone
Organizers are campaigning to create a national park honoring Emmett Till. It would include sites in Mississippi associated with Till’s murder, trial and at Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Chicago, where an estimated 100,000 people mourned the 14-year-old at his open-casket funeral. You can support the effort
Sadly, we've lost yet another civil rights legend, Bob Moses. The unassuming, but highly effective activists, is perhaps best known for his role in the 1964 Freedom Summer and the launch of Mississippi's Freedom Schools apnews.com/article/science-49c084dbe580042f51d4874184e63d23?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top
Should the Edmund Pettus Bridge be illuminated at night? A local Selma group says it will allow visitors to come (and hopefully stay) after dark.
For every civil rights battle that made national news, there were literally hundreds that are little known outside their community. One example is in Falls Church, Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital. Tinner Hill Historic Site and monument honors an early effort to fight housing segregation. It’s nearly lost in