Civil Rights Movement

Franklin passed away at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer on Thursday. The world lost a legend Thursday with the death of Aretha Franklin, whose spell-binding talent captivated millions for decades and earned her the title of the Queen of Soul. As fans look back on Franklin’s life journey, her voice, songs, church roots and her […]

A son of the South evolved.   As the nation mourned the death of “America’s pastor,” one aspect of the Rev. Billy Graham‘s life especially worth highlighting is his connection to the historic civil rights movement. The Christian evangelist evolved from a farmer’s son in the segregated South into an unlikely proponent of racial equality, intersecting with the lives of two of […]

American Girl has emerged as one of the top businesses of its sort, selling millions of its beloved dolls and books aimed at young girls since debuting in 1986. This summer the company will reveal its latest doll, a girl from the civil rights era named Melody Ellison, as reported by CBS News. https://twitter.com/MelodyBodette/status/701943128249516032 The […]

We all know what a central role the Black church had during the civil rights movement of the 20th century, but what role can it…

03/27/15 – Donnell Rawlings explains how he would not have been able to survive during the Civil Rights Movement and …. slavery. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook.…

Kanye West is accused of beating a photographer and smashing his camera. During his deposition, Kanye compared the plight of celebrities to the fight for…

Franklin McCain was a U.S. civil rights leader who, with three other students, is credited with starting the lunch-counter sit-ins to protest Jim Crow laws…

Willie Mae Kirk, also known as “Ankie,” of Austin, TX, was a civil rights leader who led black students in protest against injustice in the…

From the pulpit to the parks, the city of Birmingham this week is looking for thousands of people to visit that city this week to…

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington when over 200,000 people heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. Many are familiar with…

For the first time in 157 years, the Mississippi State Medical Association has selected a black physician to head its organization. The 5,000-member medical group…