50 years Ago: “THE NEGRO IN AMERICA”
 …As Timely As Ever.

History would mark it: the summer of 1963 was a time of revolution, the season when 19 million U.S. Negroes demanded payment of the century-old promissory note called the Emancipation Proclamation.  

Newsweek  July 29, 1963

50 years Ago: “THE NEGRO IN AMERICA”

 …As Timely As Ever.

History would mark it: the summer of 1963 was a time of revolution, the season when 19 million U.S. Negroes demanded payment of the century-old promissory note called the Emancipation Proclamation.  

Newsweek  July 29, 1963



Mississippi Burning-  On This Date In 1964, Four Civil Rights Workers “Disappear”.  Their Bodies Were Discovered Six Weeks Later.

Mississippi Burning-  On This Date In 1964, Four Civil Rights Workers “Disappear”.  Their Bodies Were Discovered Six Weeks Later.



Dr. Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On This Date 45 Years Ago

He was, more than any single man, the voice and the instrument of the second American revolution.  He materialized out of the streets and the Jim Crow churches of the South a dozen years ago, preaching brotherhood and nonviolence to a divided and violent land.  For a time, incredibly, it worked- until the very forces he had helped set in in motion swept past him and turned the black ghettos of America into battlegrounds.  Yet King never gave up, and he was trying to prove his way would work again when a white assassin cut him down last week in Memphis- and dealt a perilous wound to the American soul.

Newsweek  April 15, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On This Date 45 Years Ago

He was, more than any single man, the voice and the instrument of the second American revolution.  He materialized out of the streets and the Jim Crow churches of the South a dozen years ago, preaching brotherhood and nonviolence to a divided and violent land.  For a time, incredibly, it worked- until the very forces he had helped set in in motion swept past him and turned the black ghettos of America into battlegrounds.  Yet King never gave up, and he was trying to prove his way would work again when a white assassin cut him down last week in Memphis- and dealt a perilous wound to the American soul.

Newsweek  April 15, 1968



On This Date In 1963: ‘On The March’ For Civil Rights!

From across the nation they were coming, in black and white, in twos and threes and scores and hundreds, in cars and buses and trains and chartered jets…

Newsweek September 2, 1963




On This Date In 1964-
The Civil Rights Act Approved After A 83-day Senate Filibuster
Newsweek June 29, 1964 

On This Date In 1964-

The Civil Rights Act Approved After A 83-day Senate Filibuster

Newsweek June 29, 1964 



On This Day in 1965, 3,000+ Demonstrators Began Their March From Selma To Montgomery, Alabama.

They started down U.S. 80 out of Selma on a Sunday clear as crystal, and they marched into Montgomery four days later in a light spring rain.  They arrived a nomad army, their feet blistered, their clothes mud-splattered, their faces sun-scorched, their ragtag column led by two flag-bearers and a one-legged man on crutches and a piper playing “Yankee Doodle” on a reedy fife.

Newsweek April 5, 1965