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A Change Is Gonna Come

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Last Saturday in Los Angeles, my friend of 50 years, Harry Belafonte, was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Oscar. And yesterday, while we were savoring this good news, the White House announced that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schewerner would be posthumous recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

President Honors Fallen Civil Rights Martyrs

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

June 21, 1964, went from a day of hope to a night of terror and fear as three civil rights workers from CORE were shot dead by a mob of Klansmen and law enforcement on the narrow Rock Cut Road outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, in sparsely populated Neshoba County.

We, the People

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years later it's time for another movement to demand a fairer and more just Mississippi and America and end the violence of poverty and illiteracy. Repeat after me: We, the people.

Deep In My Heart

Troy Jackson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Troy Jackson

June 21st marked the fiftieth anniversary of the senseless slaughter and lynching of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

Remembering Slain Civil Rights Workers, 50 Years Later

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 08.23.2014 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Fifty years later we must make a sacred pledge to honor this legacy by recommitting ourselves to those ideals that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner lost their lives on behalf of all of us who are alive today.

John Lewis to Young Leaders: Get in 'Necessary Trouble'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Not every speaker tells a crowd of young leaders that their job is to get into trouble. But that's part of the message iconic civil rights warrior and now Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) conveyed to students this week.

From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

Ella Baker: My Civil Rights Generation's 'Fundi'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

During this last week of Women’s History Month, I wanted you to learn about Ella Baker, a transforming but too-little-known woman and overpowering justice warrior for my generation of civil rights activists.

Trayvon and Emmett Misused by Oprah and Beck

Jim Moore | Posted 10.09.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till died too young, and their families' lives were changed forever; connected over the years by those facts, they share a common bond. Beyond that, there is simply no comparison.

Mississippi Courage: 3 Civil Rights Workers Remembered

David McMillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David McMillan

You're never too young to live and act with courage. You're never too old to remain a coward. You don't have to be famous to be great.

Here's To Obama and All of Us: We've Come A Long, Long Way!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

I still remember the clicking of the marchers' heels as they moved into the Birmingham's business district, and, just then, the roar of a police motorcycle as it cut in front of King and Abernathy, halting the protest.

11/5/08 - A Quiet Day

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

It's over. The long primary season and the fight for the presidency are finished. Everything crystallized on the night of November 4th when Barack O...

Culture Zohn: Here's to Eddie and Michael and Barack: Three Who Have Changed the World

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

I thought, maybe finally the last barriers separating blacks from believing they can get, and will get, what they strive for, can begin to be crossed.