Tag Archives: Civil Rights Movement
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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Rosa Parks on Bus

The First Lady of Civil Rights

by Victoria Cepeda & Efrain Nieves Today, marks the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. Her refusal to move started the Montgomery Bus Boycott which damaged the services of the Montgomery bus company and led […]

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Schomburg

Arturo Schomburg Gave Voice to Afro-Latinos & Black History

by Efrain Nieves Arturo Alfonso Schomburg was a Puerto Rican historian, writer, and activist in the United States who researched and raised awareness of the great contributions that Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Americans have made to society. Schomburg  was born in the town of Santurce, Puerto Rico  to María Josefa, a freeborn black midwife and Carlos Féderico Schomburg, a merchant […]

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