Martin Luther King - Biography Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Selected Bibliography "Martin Luther King, Jr
Black History Month — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week.
Search Your Queue Settings Log Out Snag Selects super tag loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert A Fighting Chance Miss Firecracker Ballou Moscow Cat Theater Charade Happy Together Biggie and Tupac Loading… Let’s talk about racism. A link popped up in my twitter feed today to a fairly in depth article by Tim Wise exploring the often overlooked ways racism can manifest in progressive and liberal movements. It struck me that this could speak directly to skeptical groups as well. If we are indeed concerned with fostering a diverse community, which will enable us to reach a broader base, these are important points to consider as we strategize and plan our outreach. Below are several excerpts I found to be particularly salient to what we’re about here at Skepchick. I would, however, encourage our audience to take the time to read the article in full. On the issue of movement demographics: Race as it relates to feminism: Perhaps the classic example of how liberal-left activists can manifest white privilege is that of the white-dominated womenâ€™s movement. On what we can do differently: I’m putting this out to our readers as a call for further discussion on the topic of race and skepticism.
The Black Panthers The Black Panthers were formed in California in 1966 and they played a short but important part in the civil rights movement. The Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign of Martin Luther King had failed and any promised changes to their lifestyle via the 'traditional' civil rights movement, would take too long to be implemented or simply not introduced. The language of the Black Panthers was violent as was their public stance. The two founders of the Black Panther Party were Huey Percy Newton and Bobby Seale. They preached for a "revolutionary war" but though they considered themselves an African-American party, they were willing to speak out for all those who were oppressed from whatever minority group. The Black Panther Party (BPP) had four desires : equality in education, housing, employment and civil rights. The ten points of the party platform were: The head of the FBI, Edgar J Hoover, called the BPP "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country."
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images-2 Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality. She sat near the middle of the bus, just behind the 10 seats reserved for whites. Soon all of the seats in the bus were filled. Her action was spontaneous and not pre-meditated, although her previous civil rights involvement and strong sense of justice were obvious influences. She was arrested and convicted of violating the laws of segregation, known as “Jim Crow laws.” At the same time, local civil rights activists initiated a boycott of the Montgomery bus system. A group named the Montgomery Improvement Association, composed of local activists and ministers, organized the boycott. It was not just an accident that the civil rights movement began on a city bus. “I'd see the bus pass every day,” she said. bus systems.
Today In Black History / This Day In Black History / Black History Facts Calendar images-1 Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography - Civil Rights Activist, Minister Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King, a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. Early Years Born as Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Michael King Sr. stepped in as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church upon the death of his father-in-law in 1931. Young Martin had an older sister, Willie Christine, and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King. King attended Booker T. Education and Spiritual Growth 'I Have a Dream'