US Civil Rights Era

D Encyclopaedia Africana February 23, 2021 DAISY BATES

After the success of the Little Rock Nine, Bates continued to work on improving the status of Black people in the South. Her influential work with school integration brought her national recognition. In 1962, she published her memoirs, The Long Shadow of Little Rock. Eventually, the book would win an American Book Award.

Encyclopaedia Africana R February 23, 2021 RUBY BRIDGES

Ruby’s birth year coincided with the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka Kansas, which ended racial segregation in public schools.

Encyclopaedia Africana W February 20, 2021 WILLIAM O’ NEAL

While the story of Hampton’s death is fairly well known, O’Neal’s involvement in the matter is often oddly overlooked.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 7, 2021 CLIP: POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, USA, 1963

The Alabama state police brutally attacked the marchers, using fire hoses, dogs, and tear gas

Encyclopaedia Africana J December 24, 2020 JOHN ROBERT LEWIS

US Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights legend and longtime congressman, died at the age of 80 on July 17, 2020

Encyclopaedia Africana N September 3, 2020 NINA SIMONE

By the 1980s, her selection of songs “ranged from rock and roll to Beatles and Bee Gees tunes,” including her rendition of the song To Love Somebody.

Encyclopaedia Africana H August 2, 2020 HARRY BELAFONTE

His many firsts in the overturning of numerous racial barriers in the world of culture in America are legend.

Listening Tree Narrative (LT) August 2, 2020 I Have A Dream – Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.

I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

Encyclopaedia Africana M August 2, 2020 March on Washington, 1963

He didn’t take a knee, he protested peacefully, but they killed him anyway.

B Encyclopaedia Africana July 19, 2020 Birmingham Church Bombing

acts of racial terrorism, to destabilise the descendants of Africans and delegitimise their efforts to obtain equality.

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