Archive for the Civil Rights Category

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech”

Posted in Civil Rights, Speeches on April 10, 2017 by mrkufs

This amazing moment in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963 was Dr. King at his best. The last 3 minutes are not to be missed.

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Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KN 1954

Posted in 1950's, Civil Rights with tags on April 10, 2017 by mrkufs

The Warren Court decision said that “separate but equal” of Plessy v Ferguson was INHERENTLY NOT EQUAL. This landmark decision meant that integration replaced segregation across the land.

Martin Luther King, Jr. 6 Minute Biography

Posted in African-Americans, Civil Rights on April 10, 2017 by mrkufs

Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier in 1947

Posted in Civil Rights, Sports on April 17, 2015 by mrkufs

Baseball was king following World War II. Forever, African-Americans were forced to play in their own segregated leagues. In 1947 the Brookyn Dodgers (Dem Bums) took a chance with their GM Branch Rickey picking Jackie to be the first. He faced some struggles but his resiliance paved the way for the Don Newcombe’s, Roy Campenella’s and Willie Mays’ to become the stars of the league. Baseball took the lead for the Civil Rights of the 1950’s and 1960’s events that followed.