Entries Tagged as 'civil rights'

Emmett Till Anniversary

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments · NPR

Sixty years ago today, Emmett Till, a black Chicago teenager, was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. Learn more about Emmett, his tragic murder, and his impact on the struggle for civil rights in NPR AMERICAN CHRONICLES: CIVIL RIGHTS, from HighBridge Audio. “The personal reflections and historical accounts are alternately riveting, moving, […]

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January 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Publishing News

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, marking King’s birthday. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. Celebrate his life and African American […]

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