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Get on the Bus 2014

Plan ahead and don’t miss out: The dates for the 2014 Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour are set…March 31-April 5, 2014.   You don’t have to be a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland to participate in this amazing adventure through the … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Road Trips for All! Check out this link to the blog from Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center’s educational project, on the 50th anniversary of the Children’s March and the powerful experience of civil rights road trips. Can … Continue reading

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Four Little Girls Remembered A week after the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line, we remember the victims of a domestic terrorist bombing of 50 years ago: Addie Mae Collins, 14, Denise McNair, 11, Carole Robertson, 14, and … Continue reading

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Imagine a World Without Hate

A provocative one minute video wonders what some of the great human rights activists and icons of modern history would have done if they hadn’t been killed by haters.

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“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”

Today, April 16, is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”  The letter was written to fellow ministers who questioned MLK’s timing and strategy in pushing for justice and freedom and equality. Like all of … Continue reading

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leading up to six : 01 The Commercial Appeal, the daily newspaper of Memphis, Tennessee, has published an immersive, interactive account of the last 32 hours of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life. It’s a brilliant, beautiful, chilling narrative that will … Continue reading

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Eyewitness to the Civil Rights Revolution

This looks like a great event for those in the DC area.   On Tuesday evening, April 16, the Overbeck History Lecture Series will present an on-stage interview with Simeon Booker, the 94-year-old journalist who covered the U.S. civil rights movement … Continue reading

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A picture worth a thousand tears

Check out this account by photographer Richard Copley who captured some of the most memorable images of Martin Luther King’s final weeks: http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17603354-mlk-and-me-how-rookie-photographer-captured-history

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