“Did You Know?” Myths and Facts About the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

When many people think of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, all that comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement, “I Have a Dream.” However, there was much more to this historic event than four words in King’s speech. The March on Washington was a milestone in a movement […]

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Peniel Joseph Gets Serious With Colbert About Colorblind Racism and the Voting Rights Act

One of our favorite authors, Tufts professor Peniel Joseph, spoke on the Colbert Report on June 25 about the importance of Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the context of colorblind racism and the history of the civil rights movement. Joseph is the author of Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power […]

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Students’ Film on Voting Rights Reaches National Audience

“I learned that history is everywhere and that by coming to DC to teach people about our town’s Civil Rights Movement history, we made our own history.” – Diamond “Our documentary on SNCC and the voting rights struggle in McComb will be shown permanently at the African American Civil War Museum to visitors from around […]

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Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Daisy Bates became a household name in 1957 when she fought for the right of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. As head of the Arkansas NAACP and advocate for the nine students, Bates would achieve instant fame as the drama played out on national television and in […]

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