Tag: SCLC

Civil rights leader Moss to speak at Manchester about the life, teachings of MLK

Civil rights leader Moss to speak at Manchester about the life, teachings of MLK

| January 14, 2016

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind—The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., a nationally respected and influential civil rights and religious leader, will speak at the 48th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance & Rededication Ceremony at Manchester University. The observance commemorates King’s last speech at a college campus. He presented “The Future of Integration” at Manchester on Feb. 1, […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| December 5, 2015

Part 4 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 30, 2015

Part 3 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s work […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 11, 2015

Part 1 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s […]

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Salute to the Rev. Jesse Jackson on his 75th birthday

Salute to the Rev. Jesse Jackson on his 75th birthday

| October 15, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Seventy-five years ago a freedom fighter was born in Greenville, South Carolina. His name is Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. and I need to say something about this brother that I have known and worked with for decades in the ongoing Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and in […]

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Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

| July 31, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS BATON ROUGE, La.—It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, at the national convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) here, Chavis was participating on panel about reforming the criminal justice system with, […]

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Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

| February 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A very public conflict between the Bridge Crossing Jubilee Inc., the local group that has been commemorating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March for more than four decades, and the largely white-run The Faith & Politics Institute, a Washington-based group that had organized competing marches in Selma and Montgomery on the weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary […]

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Movie Review: ‘Selma’

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

| January 13, 2015

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  “Selma,” in the most inspiring way, relays MLK’s state of grace. It is a worthy homage befitting […]

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Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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The Rev. T.J. Jemison,  civil rights leader, dies at 95

The Rev. T.J. Jemison, civil rights leader, dies at 95

| December 18, 2013

The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor, pioneering civil rights leader and founder of one of the nation’s met effective faith-based civil rights organizations, has died. He was 95.

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