Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Radicals and Reformers

I strongly believe that social change in democracies occur when radicals put pressure for change outside the political system and reformers work for change within the system. The radicals are like the canary in the coal mine: they spot the … Continue reading

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Reverand Willie T. Barrow, Fighter for Human Rights

As I’ve been reading about the recent protests of the Black Lives Matter Movement, I began thinking of the older civil rights leaders who fought for African American rights in decades past. Last March 2015, one of the great civil … Continue reading

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Inspired By John F. Kennedy

A month ago, the nation remembered the passing of President John F. Kennedy. I was born after Kennedy died, but the glow of his Presidency was still felt by my generation as I was growing up. In 1983, on the … Continue reading

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White Individuals Who Bridged the Racial Divide

Last week, I got caught up in reading various internet articles, facebook posts and magazine articles on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman tragedy. One of the things that made me sad was the wide racial divisions that came in view over … Continue reading

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The National Council of Elders

Last September, when I visited Washington D.C., I encountered a small gathering at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial organized by a group called the National Council of Elders. The National Council of Elders is a group that was founded … Continue reading

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Coretta Scott King- Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther King Jr. is justifiably viewed as a hero by many people around the world. He’s been one of my biggest heroes. One of the great heroes that is often overlooked is his wife, Coretta Scott King. Coretta Scott … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass Fights For Chinese Immigrants

Frederick Douglass is best known as an abolitionist and a champion of African American rights. One of the most compelling orators of the nineteenth century, Douglass delivered countless abolitionist speeches and civil rights speeches to defend the African American community … Continue reading

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