Tag Archives: civil rights movement

“Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”

Tweet Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama died yesterday at age 93. Kochiyama’s long life of intersectional social justice activism began when her family was interned during World War II. After the war, she and husband became involved in the civil rights movement while living among Black and Puerto Rican neighbors in New York City. She befriended Malcolm X and was [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet On deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement with Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Lucas Johnson and Krista Tippett. And really fucked up ways to honor Reverend King. A language immersion day-care on Pine Ridge Reservation has helped to keep the Lakota language alive. Elizabeth Hasselbeck asks if the rise of feminism is a threat to national security. A [...]
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Daisy Bates was a boss

Tweet Tomorrow marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As Katie noted yesterday, there are quite a few details that are omitted in the retelling of this landmark, cultural, social, political shift of an event to our generation and younger. A significant omission is the erasure of Daisy Bates, [...]
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Happy 100th birthday, Rosa Parks!

TweetToday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, leading to a a 13-month boycott of the Montgomery bus system that would help spark the civil rights movement. Today, the U.S. Postal [...]
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