July 24, 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...]

Saturday Open Thread: African Americans and The Struggle for Education Equality

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Good Morning POU! Hope you're have a wonderful weekend. We conclude our series with a look at the "Segregation Academy" and the correlation to today's Voucher movement, the impact of such schools on public education and the opportunities … [Read more...]

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

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TGIF POU! Today we continue our topic of education equality with a look at the legacy of disparity in funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Before the end of the Civil war, the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges … [Read more...]

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

BOMBING AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL NOV 10 1958 MORGANTOWN WEST VIRGINIA

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...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African Americans and The Struggle for Education Equality

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Happy Hump Day POU! Before the Little Rock Nine, there was The Clinton Twelve. In the summer of 1956, Clinton High School admitted the first black students into integrated classes since the landmark Supreme Court decision on Brown v. The … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African Americans and The Struggle For Education Equality

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Good Morning POU! Today's post is a black history fact that I just learned about over the Easter weekend. A community easter egg hunt for children was being held at "the old Rosenwald school" in the county were I grew up in rural Alabama. I had no … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The African American Struggle for Education Equality

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Good Morning POU! Today we honor those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces. This week, our topic will be the African American communities struggle to gain the rights to education. This being a holiday dedicated to the men … [Read more...]