Debate to Rename “Bloody Sunday” Bridge Sparks Criticism

Discourse surrounding the renaming of Selma, Alabama’s “Bloody Sunday” bridge, has started a kerfuffle amongst many. The following information comes from AP News. Named after a Confederate general and alleged Ku Klux Klan leader, the Edmund Pettus Bridge has become a landmark symbol for the Civil Rights Movement. With the nationwide protests and discussions on…

Words From The Wise: Shirley Chisholm

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm   Women in politics have come a long way here in the United States. And I wanted to highlight someone who paved the way for not only women but other minorities to advance. Shirley…

The Deacons for Defense and Justice

Many African American men, in particular, refused to participate in nonviolent protests because they believed that passive resistance to white violence simply reproduced the same degrading rituals of domination and submission that suffused the master/slave relationship.   Those who have been following this blog know that I’m a student of Black history. I’ve been on…

Words From The Wise: Kwame Ture

“You went to Africa with the Bible, we had the land. When you left Africa, you had the land and we had the Bible.” – Kwame Ture (formerly known as Stokely Carmichael)   For those of you who’ve been following this blog, you know how invested I am in Black History. It feels like the…

Words From The Wise: Fannie Lou Hamer

“You can pray until you faint. But unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.” – Fannie Lou Hamer   When it comes to the leaders of The Civil Rights Movement, certain names get recycled to the public; some due to their popularity and…