September 16, 2014

Wednesday Evening Thread: June 11, 1963

Governor George Wallace at Tuscaloosa University, Alabama, 1963

Color footage of the Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights, delivered from the President's office at 8 p.m. on June 11, 1963 President Kennedy speaks from the Oval Office in response to the National Guard being … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African Americans and the Struggle for Education Equality


Good Morning POU! After reading about the bombing of Clinton High School in retaliation for black students whose parents tax dollars were supporting the school and had the audacity to want to also attend and receive the benefits of better … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

1968 olympics

Happy Saturday POU! Of course we could not leave out one of the most pivotal moments in Olympic history: The Black Power Salute America was going through a cultural revolution in the 1960s, and one of the defining moments during that decade was … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

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Happy Hump Day POU! We continue our series on Black Athletes and their involvement in social and political protests. Today we look back on The Orangeburg Massacre. On a February night in 1968, a linebacker on the South Carolina State football … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

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Good Morning POU! Today we feature the 1965 American Football League players boycott of the All-Star game. The Stand The Stand is not about sports, a football game or sporting event, it was one of the most significant events in the Civil … [Read more...]

Wednesday Evening Thread: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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Friday Afternoon Thread: The Legacy of Sam Cooke


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...]