~ Civil Rights ~
Civil Rights Today bridges the nearly half-century since 1963 when Rick, Ginny Sue, Concha, Lupe, and Flor fought the good fight for civil rights in Soda Springs, Colorado. Since then, Martin Luther King has become a national icon. A new generation of civil rights leaders has emerged. The civil rights movement has made great progress . . . yet, much still remains to be done.
Another Martin Luther King Day came and went last week. We celebrated. We listened again to “I Have a Dream.” We held parades and dinners and social gatherings and applauded the glowing remembrances. And, of course, a number of us raced off to the malls to pony up...read more
Today is a day to celebrate. It’s Martin Luther King’s birthday, Sunday, January 15. No, wait . . . we’re supposed to celebrate tomorrow – that way those of us with jobs get a three-day weekend. Thank you, sir. I’m going the whole distance. I’m celebrating both Sunday...read more
We’ve waited six weeks to dedicate the new Martin Luther King National Memorial on the Mall. No earthquake today. No hurricane. No rain. Today, a crisp fall morning in D.C. October is a good time to be in D.C., and the memorial is another reason to revisit Washington....read more
Today was supposed to be the big day in Washington, D.C.: dedication of the new Martin Luther King National Memorial on the Mall. Postponed by a hurricane named Irene. But the Memorial is up, a new mecca for visitors. I’ve added it to the long list of reasons to...read more
Critics be damned: The Help is a great showcase for women The Help resonates because its stories are about ordinary women coping with life – and in the end, demonstrating that maids, too, can have a meaningful voice in Civil Rights. Read the full blog here. How both...read more
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