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One of South Carolina's only #civilrights museums, the moving site developed by #Orangeburg photographer Cecil Williams, gets nearly $1 million in federal funds.
‘One man had a camera’: Almost $1 million provided to help preserve history
Orangeburg photographer Cecil Williams captured thousands of images of African Americans fighting for equal rights over the decades. Now he’s continuing to document their efforts through his South Carolina Civil
Happy Birthday Dr. Ernest Patton, Jr.! Dr. Patton participated in lunch counter sit-ins; he was one of 3,000 individuals to march peacefully to the Nashville courthouse in a protest after a civil rights attorney's home was bombed and, eventually, the Freedom Rides of 1961. 21-year-old Patton participated in the Freedom
Mississippi’s #civilrights landmarks are threatened. Example one: Bryant’s Grocery where Emmett Till’s encounter with the female store clerk led to his murder. bit.ly/3Txm6dO Learn how to plan a visit: civilrightstravel.com/emmett-till-sites/
Landmarks fall, memories fade. Civil rights tourism may protect Mississippi history
There's a new push to develop civil rights tourism in the Mississippi Delta where local groups are using federal dollars to preserve the stories before memories fade and landmarks are lost.
Discover the powerful legacy of the Freedom Summer and its connection to Ohio's #MiamiUniversity. bit.ly/3YyWy0r #CivilRights #Travel #FreedomSummer
From objection to recollection: Miami’s relationship with Freedom Summer
Miami University bought the Western College for Women, now Miami’s Western campus, in 1974 — 10 years after the privately-owned college hosted the training of 800 college students from across the country on how to register Black voters before they headed to Mississippi. The question is, when a u...
A fascinating book explains how #CivilRights activists adopted a preppy “Ivy Style” as a tool in their protests. You can even buy the look today at a boutique in Philadelphia. bit.ly/3EKO5QX Jason Jules London
How Ivy Style Became One of the Civil Rights Movement's Most Powerful Weapons
To close out Black History Month, we're sharing the story of how Ivy style came to play a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s.
This summer travelers to Washington, D.C., will have a unique opportunity to learn about Martin Luther King from his oldest son. Martin Luther King III will lead the Insider Expeditions tour with his wife Arndrea and their daughter Yolanda from July 28 to July 31, visiting sites like the MLK
MLK'S "CONTINUING THE DREAM" TOUR: HOSTED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING III AND FAMILY - Insider Expeditions
We invite you to spend the weekend traversing the landmarks that memorialize MLK’s vision, through a unique, three day, Washington D.C. tour, hosted by MLK’s legacy, his son, Martin Luther King III, his wife Arndrea and their daughter Yolanda.
Today Arkansas celebrates Daisy Bates Day, honoring the civil rights activist who helped planned the integration of Little Rock's Central High School. Soon, her statue will be placed in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Little Rock, Arkansas Arkansas State Tourism
Sculptor Works on Finishing Touches of Daisy Bates Statue at UA Little Rock - News - UA Little Rock
Benjamin Victor, the artist chosen to create a bronze statue of Daisy Bates for the U.S. Capitol, has been inspired by Bates for many years. “It’s been such an honor,” he said. “When I read about her life and legacy and accomplishments, I know it will take the best of me in order to do […]
The federal government has identified nine Mississippi #civilriights sites as eligible to become National Park sites. They include places associated with the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till and with sites linked to the 1964 murder of Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. Visit Mississippi
National Park Service eyes new Mississippi civil rights sites
Advocates for decades have sought to preserve sites linked to two crucial moments of the Civil Rights Movement.
A statue of teenage civil rights hero Barbara Johns is one step closer to the U.S. Capitol. Maryland sculptor Steven Weitzman has been selected to create the statue, which honors a girl who led a walkout of her segregated high school in Farmville, Virginia, which led to the landmark Brown
US Capitol statue of Va. teenage civil rights pioneer being sculpted in Maryland - WTOP News
The bronze likeness of civil rights pioneer Barbara Rose Johns is being sculpted by an artist in Brentwood, Maryland. That statue is destined for the U.S. Capitol.