April 17, 2014

Wednesday Evening Thread: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Friday Afternoon Thread: The Legacy of Sam Cooke

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Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music, creating a new American sound andsetting into motion a chain of events that forever altered the course of popular music and race relations in America. With “You Send Me”in 1957, Cooke … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: Happy Birthday Rev. Joseph Lowery

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Joseph Echols Lowery (born October 6, 1921) is a minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the American civil rights movement. He later became the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, after Rev. Dr. Martin … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

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 Continuing on with this week's open thread theme, I turn my sights to the one of the main organizers of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Jo Ann Gibson Robinson. Jo Ann Gibson Robinson (April 17, 1912 – August 29, 1992) was a civil rights activist and … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: The March on Washington in Pictures

US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King (3rd R) and other major American leaders of the Black civil rights movement (L from R) John Lewis, Whitney Young, Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, meet 06 March 1963 in Roosevelt Hotel in New York during a meeting dedicated to the organization of the "March on Washington"(Photo: OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We conclude our March on Washington pictorial with a look at "The Big Six"...     … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: The March on Washington in Pictures

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HAPPY FRIDAY P.O.U.!   … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: The March on Washington in Pictures

Austin Clinton Brown, age 9 of Gainsville, GA (Photo: Jet Magazine)

GOOD MORING P.O.U.!   "And a child shall lead them...." … [Read more...]