Main Menu

Tag Archives | Civil Rights

maya

In Memory of Maya Angelou: 1928-2014

Maya Angelou has been a creative force to be reckoned with for decades. She was a poet, an activist, an author, a playwright, an actor, a film director, a professor, an inspirational speaker and a strong, fierce presence in the American cultural landscape. She was chosen by Bill Clinton to recite her poem “On the […]

Continue Reading 0
stax-book

Book Review: Respect Yourself by Robert Gordon

You may not know Stax Records by name, but you will recognize many of the artists and hit records the record company released in the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Stax Records came to be known as the “Memphis Sound” with artist that include Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the MG’s, […]

Continue Reading 0
Martin Luther King Delivering "I Have A Dream" in Washington, 1963

MLK Jr. Day

Monday January 18  is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  King’s actual birthday is January 15, but the national holiday falls on the third Monday of January each year. Want to learn more about King? Visit the King Center for photos and videos. Listen to King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as several […]

Continue Reading 0
hw7.png

In the Heat of the Night

What do they call you? Well, if they call you Mr. Tibbs, watch out. One of the many films of the 1950s and 60s that Sidney Poitier did about race, this one would have to be the best…mostly since it is by far the most powerful. With the films The Defiant Ones (1958) and A […]

Continue Reading 0