Tag: civil rights

Book review: ‘The Rejected Stone’ by Reverend Al Sharpton

Book review: ‘The Rejected Stone’ by Reverend Al Sharpton

| October 18, 2013

Every once in awhile—especially when he’s somewhere unexpected—Reverend Al Sharpton looks around, surprised and pleased. He’s been working for social justice and civil rights since he was nine years old, and there are many things he never thought he’d see in his lifetime.

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Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

| October 15, 2013

“This play is an ode to my father,” said Gregory. “It’s my way of letting him know, ‘I know who you are now.’” Gregory stressed to the audience how important these stories were to her and how important it is for everyone to share their stories with younger generations.

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50 years later: What are we really doing?

50 years later: What are we really doing?

| September 10, 2013

Author of ‘King—The Dream Revisited’ revisits work 20 years after debut By Minister Servant LeRoy Page Special to Frost Illustrated After reading several newspaper articles and watching station after station of TV news reports concerning black on black crime and violence 20 years ago, I thought “What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm […]

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Local groups celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

Local groups celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

| September 9, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Club Inc., the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne Urban League and television channel PBS39 joined others across the world in commemorating the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, at the USF Performing Arts Center.

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NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

| September 9, 2013

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated This year’s 68th Annual Allen County NAACP Branch #3049 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet that occurred Sept. 7 at the Fort Wayne Coliseum, commenced at 7 p.m., and approximately 275 guests were welcomed by the zealous, avid NAACP supporter and Banquet Chairperson Sheila Curry-Campbell. After an inspirational invocation […]

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Obama at March anniversary: Economic fairness our ‘great unfinished business’

| September 8, 2013

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON—After repeatedly praising Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for leading a movement in the 1950s and 1960s that demolished America’s apartheid-like treatment of African Americans, President Obama told those attending an observance of the 1963 March on Washington Aug. 28 that making sure blacks and whites are on the […]

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler brought back memories and a few tears

Lee Daniels’ The Butler brought back memories and a few tears

| September 1, 2013

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin On Aug. 16, Lee Daniels’s The Butler, opened in Fort Wayne. The film is very powerful and features an all star cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Cusack and Terrence Howard to name a few. True, there were some stereotypical moments: the […]

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March on Washington: Then & now

March on Washington: Then & now

| August 29, 2013

By Norman and Velma Murphy Hill—Fifty years ago, 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to call for justice and equality for all Americans. As the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom approaches, we, participants in the march we helped to plan, are delighted that this remarkable moment will be commemorated.

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What’s up with those Citilink ads about Indiana Civil Rights Commission?

| August 29, 2013

Over the last few weeks as I have been out and about, I have had some people ask me questions about the ICRC (Indiana Civil Rights Commission) signs they are seeing in the local community, most notably on the local bus service, Citilink, as well as radio spots that they have heard which talk about ICRC.

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The March on Washington 50 Years On: Fort Wayne Echoes of Dr. King’s Dream

The March on Washington 50 Years On: Fort Wayne Echoes of Dr. King’s Dream

| August 21, 2013

August 28, 2013, marks 50 years since the momentous March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” Join UC² and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs as we mark the anniversary of this event by welcoming to IPFW members of the community with a direct connection to the great march.

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