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When Black residents of Montgomery Alabama, started the famed bus boycott only one white minister joined the cause. Robert Graetz, pastor at the city’s Black Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church, helped organize the boycott and even drove people to and from work. He died this week. During the boycott, his family’s

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We know learn about civil rights protests and racial violence through videos and livestreams. But during the Civil Rights movement, it was activist photographers who risked injury and death to capture images that drew global attention. An exhibit at Austin, Texas’ Bullock Museum offers some of the most stunning images

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In the 1960s, the Black Panther Party emerged as an influential and controversial political force. Operating from its core base in Oakland, California, the self-avowed revolutionary organization operated from 1966-1982. Here’s how to visit the places the party made history. Visit Oakland

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After closing its doors six months ago, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will again welcome the public beginning Friday Sept. 18. Timed-tickets will be required, limiting admission to 250 visitors per day. In addition, social distancing and masks will be required. The museum, one of

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Too often the civil rights movement feels like an historic relic, a sepia-tone images from the distant past. But these historic images colorized by British author and visual historian Jordan J. Lloyd makes that past surprisingly vibrant. No longer do the pickets and protests of the 1950s and ‘60s feel

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Here’s a surprising story from the early civil rights movement: Babatunde Olatunji, a Nigerian drummer who provided a soundtrack to protests. As a Morehouse student, he joined early protests, and became president of the student body. Three years before Rosa Parks made history, he led a clever Atlanta bus protest.

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While the civil rights movement focused on the Deep South, Florida also saw its share of protest. The state that famously “gets more southern as you head north” had a long tradition of segregation and Jim Crow laws. A virtual exhibit from the Florida Holocaust Museum called “Beaches, Benches and

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Sixty-five years after Emmet Till's open-casket funeral, his Chicago apartment was recognized as a landmark.

Neither the owner nor the neighbors knew the history of the building at 6427 S. St. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

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A free outdoor Los Angeles exhibit honors 57 names of Black people who died by racial violence during the civil rights movement, from 1952 to 1968. The exhibit, based on research from the Southern Poverty Law Center, s sponsored by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC). It includes