Tag: civil rights act

Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

| July 8, 2014

The Future of Civil Rights event took place July 2 and was sponsored by the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne’s MLK Club and Frost Illustrated.

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The importance of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

| June 27, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is arguably the most important piece of legislation created in the United States. While the signing of the Act and the implementation and enforcement of its laws still reverberate today, we tend to forget that the Act was one of human, equal […]

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USF, MLK Club co-sponsoring ‘Future of Civil Rights 2014’

USF, MLK Club co-sponsoring ‘Future of Civil Rights 2014’

| June 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis (USF) is scheduled to continue its free “Future Of” series in collaboration with Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Club with “The Future of Civil Rights 2014” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 2 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, the former Scottish Rite in downtown Fort […]

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 50 years of progress

| June 23, 2014

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated On July 2, 1964, the U.S. government passed a landmark piece of legislation that continues to impact our society. The Civil Rights Act signed into law that day was designed to provide a base and basis for equal opportunity, the elimination of employment, housing, and education […]

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Black voters not apathetic

Black voters not apathetic

| May 20, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the black American community should be voted out of office in the November 2014 midterm elections. […]

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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

| April 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10 credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the […]

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Jimmy Carter says his life shaped by ‘black culture’

Jimmy Carter says his life shaped by ‘black culture’

| April 13, 2014

Says little has changed in civil rights past 50 years By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA} —Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s and 1930s,  former President Jimmy Carter said his life was shaped at an early age […]

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