During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4, 1968.
Irene Amos Morgan, April 9, 1917 – August 10, 2007, later known as Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, was an African-American woman from Baltimore, Maryland
, who was arrested in Middlesex County, Virginia, in 1944.
Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat
(NY-13) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law. Continue reading
As for a student, you might wonder why is it that the average age for a first-time homeowner was 23 in the 1960s, yet it was 31 in 2018? Continue reading
Elizabeth Jennings Graham, March 1827 – June 5, 1901, was an African-American teacher and civil rights figure.Continue reading
Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat
issued the following statement in recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, signed into law this day in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson
In December 1964, Representatives of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party toured Northern cities seeking support for their campaign to block the seating of Mississippi's pro-segregation Congressmen who had been elected through the disfranchisement of black voters.Continue reading
Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the country declared a nationwide strike today to draw attention and demand changes to the conditions they face in the prison system.Continue reading
Business Insider reports
that Civil rights groups joined Uber and Lyft in their fight against the New York City Council's proposed plan to place a cap on the number of vehicles that ride-share services can operate in the city.Continue reading
The late Harlem resident Maya Angelou
and Gloria Steinem
marching arm in arm en route to the 20th Anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington D. C. on August 17th, 1983.Continue reading
In our latest video preview of New York at Its Core,
peer into the tumultuous, transformative era of 1960s New York and discover some of the forces that shaped the city's legacy of civil rights activism. Continue reading
Probably the most famous speech of the 20th century by the Southern Leadership Conference's Dr. Martin Luther King
as he addressed marchers on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Continue reading
On Sunday, January 17 at 3pm, for the 10 th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the Apollo Theater and WNYC will partner for a third year to present “Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series.Continue reading
One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York will kick-off its 4th annual citywide Hunger Relief Initiative in partnership with 15 churches by donating funds and distributing meals at locations throughout the city, 9 of which will conduct food packing and distribution at staggered times all day on Saturday.