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The march on Selma was celebrated yesterday. I viewed the march as a courageous act by Black people. But, at what cost? 50 years later and we are still not where we need to be economically. My mother in-law asked me was I watching it. This is what you read about, she stated. I told her no. I think it is commendable that they would put their lives on the line. But, while we were getting our heads bashed in to sit at a white man's lunch counter. We were signing our own death certificate economically.
The march in Selma was a historic event for our community. Many brothers and sisters suffered at the hands of the police on bloody sunday. The recent movie Selma shared with us a piece of history that isn't taught in American schools. A few things have changed for our community since that great march. We have the first African American president and have made great advances in our community. Sadly some of the same issues from 50 years ago we still deal with today. How can we improve and make progress? Why are racist still and forever obsessed with us as black people?
Join NCEBCTalkRadio show hosts, Dr. Eric Cooper and Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters for a history-making moment with NCEBC Queen Mother and renowned Education Activist, Dr. Adealide Sanford for a relfection on the recent 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Dr. Sanford participated in the Jubliee Celebration in Selma, AL in the company of many civil rights activists - names known and unknown. Among them were Ms. Jan McCray, _____________________.
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Topic for the Day: Civil Rights 50 Years Later
Today, in Washington DC, a nationwide coalition of civil rights groups is marching on the United States Capitol to call for legislation against discrimination by police and torture in the wake of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program.
Fifty years ago -- in 1964 -- Dr. Martin Luther King was in n Oslo on December 10 for presentation of the Nobel Peace Award by Norway's King Olav. Dr. King accepted the Award not for himself, but as the representative of the Freedom Movement as a whole, saying in his Acceptance Speech: "I come as a trustee, for in the depths of my heart I am aware that this prize is much more than an honor to me personally... [It is]...not for myself alone but for those devotees of nonviolence who have moved so courageously against the ramparts of racial injustice and who in the process have acquired a new estimate of their own human worth. Many of them are young and cultured. Others are middle aged and middle class. The majority are poor and untutored. But they are all united in the quiet conviction that it is better to suffer in dignity than to accept segregation in humiliation. These are the real heroes of the freedom struggle: they are the noble people for whom I accept the Nobel Peace Prize."
On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands descended upon our nation’s capital to make a stand against poverty and racial discrimination. The “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” went down in history as one of the most pivotal points of change in our country’s history. One of the most notable highlights of the march was a speech delivered by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which later became known as the “I Have a Dream” speech. In it, Dr. King cast a spot light on the social, racial and financial injustices that had plagued “the negro” since they had been “made free” exactly 100 years ago, to the day, by the Emancipation Proclamation. This past August 28 marked the 50 anniversary of that historic day and King’s historic speech. A day that is credited with being one of the most significant events that brought about The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But today, 50+ years later, has the dream that so many marched, bled and died for come to fruition? Is the so-called “negro” really free? Have things changed for the better or have we squandered the inheritance of our elders and given ourselves over to a new slave master, sin? Join us, as we search the Holy Bible to interpret Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream
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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
HAPPY MLK DAY!
So much has been spoken, written, and even sung about this great, historic American icon. Most would agree that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was THE definitive voice of change during one of the most tumultuous seasons in American history. Because of the collaborative efforts of Dr. King and many of his contemporaries at the time, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 became a reality. But that was 50 years ago. What's left of Dr. King's legacy for us to take and use to impact this current generation? Why are we still battling with racism, classism, and sexism? Are there lessons that we failed to learn in the past 50 years?
Tune in today as we chat with Edward Perry, Psalmist, U. S. Army Veteran and Senior Pastor of Bethsalem Baptist Church in Springfield, NY. We're discussing the legacy of Dr. King and how it translates into our current social issues.
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we will be talking about race relations in the US 50 years after the civil rights movement in 1963 led to President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act in 1965. we as a people must realize that there will always be people who are racist evil and beyond reform. We must unite come together as one
John Howard Griffin had embarked on a journey unlike any other. Many black authors had written about the hardship of living in the Jim Crow South. A few white writers had argued for integration. But Griffin, a novelist of extraordinary empathy rooted in his Catholic faith, had devised a daring experiment. To comprehend the lives of black people, he had darkened his skin to become black. As the civil rights movement tested various forms of civil disobedience, Griffin began a human odyssey through the South, from New Orleans to Atlanta.
John Howard Griffin and the Story of Black Like Me. “It’s a useful historical document about the segregated era, which is still shocking to younger readers. It’s also a truthful journal in which Griffin admits to his own racism, with which white readers can identify and perhaps begin to face their own denial of prejudice
Most Americans saw civil rights as a “Southern problem,” but Griffin’s theological studies had convinced him that racism was a human problem. “If a white man became a Negro in the Deep South,” he wrote on the first page of Black Like Me, “what adjustments would he have to make?” Haunted by the idea, Griffin decided to cross the divide. “The only way I could see to bridge the gap between us,” he would write, “was to become a Negro
As the civil rights movement accelerated, Griffin gave more than a thousand lectures and befriended black spokesmen ranging from Dick Gregory to Martin Luther King Jr. Notorious throughout the South, he was trailed by cops and targeted by Ku Klux Klansmen,
leaving him for dead. By the late 1960s, however, the civil rights movement and rioting in Northern cities highlighted the national scale of racial injustice .
Who actually killed Malcolm X February 21st, 1965 just a year after JFK was shot. Malcolm X was one of the big 4 of the 60's who fought for freedom and were assisnated in suspicious circumstances(JFK Malcolm X MLK and RFK) were they all killed by the same adversary(U.S. Govt.).What does the legacy of Malcolm X involve current events in the US.
Today on The Ron Kelly Show, It's the 50th anniversay of the March on Selma and an unarmed teen is killed by police in Wisconsin and The Week in Review on The Ron Kelly Show
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