Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the leading civil rights figure in Birmingham, Alabama, discusses the violence he suffered in 1955 and 1957 in an archival videotaped interview.
In 1957, nine African American pupils were integrated into the Arkansas public school system for the first time. Perhaps never given the credit she deserved for her tireless and courageous effort in the integration was Daisy Bates, president of the state NAACP.
Bennett, Lerone, Jr. "Chronicles of black courage: the Little Rock 10." Ebony, vol. 53, no. 2, Dec. 1997, p. 132+. Gale In Context: High School, https://link-gale-com.wv-o-ursus-proxy10.ursus.maine.edu/apps/doc/A20060496/GPS?u=maine&sid=GPS&xid=91f77ac8.
Lartey, Jamiles. “Diane Nash: 'Non-Violent Protest Was the Most Important Invention of the 20th Century'.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 6 Apr. 2017, www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/apr/06/diane-nash-non-violent-protest-civil-rights-gandhi-martin-luther-king.
Civil rights attorney Fred Gray, a Montgomery native, is a titan of the civil rights movement who has played a key role in some of the biggest court decisions that have had a major impact, not just on the state of Alabama, but the entire country.
The Black Panther Party was founded 50 years ago ― and still, many misconceptions about its revolutionary work run rampant. Here are a few important things you must know to better understand the Black Panthers.
Workneh, Lilly, and Taryn Finley. “27 Important Facts Everyone Should Know About The Black Panthers.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 19 Feb. 2018, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/27-important-facts-everyone-should-know-about-the-black-panthers_us_56c4d853e4b08ffac1276462.
Cox, Savannah. “Dion Diamond, A 1960 Civil Rights Warrior In The Suburbs.” All That's Interesting, All That's Interesting, 31 Jan. 2018, allthatsinteresting.com/dion-diamond-civil-rights-sit-in-suburbs.
Hannah-Jones, Nikole. "Defiance Defined Her." The New York Times Magazine, 27 Dec. 2015, p. 26(L). Gale In Context: High School, https://link-gale-com.wv-o-ursus-proxy10.ursus.maine.edu/apps/doc/A438475468/GPS?u=maine&sid=GPS&xid=fe876c72.
Named the “smallest freedom fighter” by Dr. Martin Luther King himself, Sheyann Webb was just 8 years old when she joined the Civil Rights Movement and made the historic Selma to Montgomery March that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Interview of the Reverend Ralph Abernathy conducted for Eyes on the Prize. Discussion centers on the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, and Rev. Abernathy's time working with Dr. Martin Luther King in SCLC.