Tag Archive for Civil Rights

Contemplating the State of Things on Thoreau’s 200th Birthday

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Henry David Thoreau is one of the founding fathers of American activism and civil rights as well as science and environmental writing. Clearly my own life and career are inspired by my own reading of Thoreau. I mean I got…

Mobile Civil Rights Activist Jerry Pogue Dies at 80

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITOR’S NOTE: During the turbulent 1960s when the civil rights movement made Selma and Birmingham Alabama infamous, turning Martin Luther King Jr. of Atlanta and other activists into household names, including Fred Shuttlesworth of Birmingham, there were other activists in other cities who never became so well…

The ‘Hidden Figures’ Jeff Sessions Wants to Keep in the Shadows

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A new movie reminds us of past racial injustice as a new administration tries to roll back the clock – By Bill Moyers – As the Senate hearings for Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general ran into their second day, I kept thinking about the movie Hidden…

Controversy Continues Over President’s Visit to Selma on Fiftieth Anniversary of Selma-to-Montgomery March

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The controversy between the White House, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and African-American Alabama political leaders continues and has not been resolved, according to information obtained by the New American Journal on Saturday. The SCLC held…