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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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“This is not just black history. It’s American history.”

By the time she was 11, Selma resident Joanne Bland had been arrested 13 times for resisting segregation. Bland grew up in a housing project right next to Brown Chapel A.M.E., the launching point for Bloody Sunday, when police unleashed … Continue reading

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Woke Up This Morning with My Mind Set on Freedom

  This is the historic Greyhound Bus station in Montgomery, Alabama. On May 20, 1961, an integrated group of college students from Nashville came here to challenge racial segregation in interstate transportation. Theirs was not an innocent prank by a … Continue reading

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In the Night Kitchen with Dr. King

Shirley Cherry is a force of nature to be reckoned with. A petite, brilliant, African American woman, Cherry talks a mile a minute as she gives us a tour of the Dexter Avenue Parsonage, the church-owned home where Dr. King … Continue reading

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Race Traitors: Reverend Robert Graetz and Jeannie Graetz

Icons of the civil rights movement. Reverend Graetz was a Lutheran minister assigned to an all black church in Montgomery, Alabama in June, 1955. He promised the denominational leaders he “wouldn’t start trouble.” But he certainly joined it. Hearing rumors … Continue reading

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