Archive | March 21, 2012
MLK

Martin Luther King Jr Begins March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

One of the most pivotal events in African-American history was the march led by Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Here is a timeline as written on history.com: In the name of African-American voting rights, 3,200 civil rights demonstrators, led byMartin Luther King Jr., begin a historic march from Selma, Alabama, to the state […]

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Actual photo of the Ponce Massacre by El Imparcial journalist Carlos Torres Morales.

75th Anniversary of La Masacre de Ponce

By Efrain Nieves On Palm Sunday, March 21st 1937, The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party peacefully marched to recognize the ending of slavery by the governing Spanish National Assembly in 1873 and in protest of the imprisonment of Nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos by the U.S. government  in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Days before the massacre, organizers of the march received legal permits […]

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