Aretha Franklin was born and rose to fame during the segregation era. She inspired millions of black Americans and supported the fight for racial equality.
Civil Rights Era articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Civil Rights Era encompasses the time of the mass American social movement following World War II, whose goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and enforce their constitutional voting rights. Also see our section on American democracy or see more general articles on Civil Rights, African-Americans, or Minority Voting.
I deeply respect and acknowledge what Black Lives Matter is doing. They are current to the cause. God bless them. They are the only voices out there that are really in the thick of it and trying to bring justice to the underserved.
Most of the film’s surviving stars gathered Monday at the Academy for a special screening of the film
We like to promote men of low moral content. Most of them received draft deferments but, as true chicken hawks, can think only about war. That’s why I stop every time I hear John Lennon sing: “Love is the Answer”!
The creed of Reaganomics is greed is good. Just tell that to the child that doesn’t see his parents anymore because of a two job work load or is going to bed hungry. Is this the so-called “Promised Land”?
Fifty-five years ago, African-American children walked out of their schools and began a peaceful march in Alabama
Although five full decades have passed since he was martyred in 1968, his words are just as relevant today
Martin Luther King Jr. has come to be revered as a hero who led a nonviolent struggle to reform and redeem the US
I was there taking photographs and doing interviews as New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton joined in a march supporting a new Black History Class bill that would make teaching black history mandatory in schools in New York State.
PBS interview with the creators of a new film about America’s unique system of historically black colleges