In many ways, President Lyndon B. Johnson was the most unlikely champion of Civil Rights. But his actions in the White House told a different story when he dared to champion two laws that changed America and the world—the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Now, fifty years later, JFK and LBJ: A Time for Greatness sheds light on the fascinating story of a president who knew how to harness the nation’s grief over John F. Kennedy’s assassination, twist arms, and get his way. The film includes rarely seen footage, secret White House tapes, and personal testimony from LBJ’s advisors, biographers, friends, and family.
A story looking at the 50th anniversary of the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Yale panel will explore the emerging new understanding of gender-based violence and harassment and their effect on their (mostly) female survivors, while considering how the best of our philosophies and theologies can set a new trajectory toward a healthy, humane, and equitable culture around gender and power. The panelists are:
Kaji Douša ‘06 M.Div., Senior Pastor at Park Avenue Christian Church, New York City
Serene Jones ‘85 M.Div., ’91 Ph.D., President of Union Theological Seminary and former Yale Divinity School professor
Galen Sherwin ‘94 B.A., Senior Staff Attorney at the Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU (moderator)
Carmelyn P. Malalis ‘96 B.A., Chair and Commissioner, New York City Commission on Human Rights
Josef Sorett, Associate Professor in the Religion Department and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, director of the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice
The event took place on September 26, 2018 at the Yale Club of New York City.
On September 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.)
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Experience where Dr Martin Luther King Jr began his civil rights work at Dexter Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, just one block away from where the Confederate Congress met. The Alabama State Capitol Building is also where the Selma March ended.
UW students had the special opportunity to hear from U.S. Congressman and American civil rights icon John Lewis at Meany Hall on the UW Seattle campus, February 23, 2017.
Representative Lewis and the co-authors of his new graphic novel, “March,” delivered inspirational talks about the purpose of activism and how they captured stories about the movement that changed our nation.
Representative Lewis is Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District Representative and widely known for his role in the Civil Rights movement. The three volumes of “March” capture the events of his life: organizing sit-ins, protesting the segregation of lunch counters in Nashville and taking part in the 1963 March on Washington, of which he is the sole surviving speaker.
Congressman John Lewis, Georgia’s 5th District
Ana Mari Cauce, President, UW
Rickey Hall, Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity, Chief Diversity Officer, UW
Andrew Aydin, author, digital director and policy advisor to John Lewis
Nate Powell, graphic novelist, illustrator
Craig Sims, lawyer, Bergman Draper Ladenberg
Fifty years ago, the racially motivated bombing of an African American church in Birmingham, Alabama killed four little girls. The attack became a milestone in the American civil rights movement and galvanized support for the equal rights campaign. Chris Simkins reports.
Tonight, a few lives remembered from the Civil Rights era. They would have been in their early 60’s now — grandmothers, perhaps. Denise McNail, Carol Robertson, Addie May Collins and Cynthia Wesley were killed 50 years ago today in one of the worst acts of violence during the Civil Rights Movement. Also remembered tonight, Demetrius Newton, a Civil Rights attorney and Alabama legislator.
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A breakfast and lunch program to celebrate the accomplishments of Rev. Martin Lutther King Jr. at the hitorical St. James AME church in Columbus, Georgia
Celebrating their 38th Pastoral Anniversary, the Anchorage Baptist Temple begins with a song that needed a montage. This is a blending of Jerry Prevo, his church, his brethren, and the battle for equal rights in Anchorage Alaska over the summer of 2009.
Here is a brief tour of Montgomery’s downtown, a city filled with American history. Here you can tour Martin Luther King”s Baptist Church, walk on the steps of those who marched from Selma to Montgomery, witness the Capitol, etc. Unfortunately the day was overcast. Enjoy.
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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -Local church leaders across the city met on Saturday to show support for the Muslim community in Lawton. This is after the pig-dumping hate crime incident outside the Islamic Center in Lawton earlier this week
As we told you Thursday, surveillance footage shows a pig falling off the back of a pickup truck that had pulled up to the center sometime Tuesday night. The incident is considered offensive to Muslims, because members of the Islamic faith are forbidden to eat pork according the Qur’an.
Dr. Hassan Ahmed, Director of the Islamic Center of Lawton says it’s overwhelming how much support they’ve received since this incident.
“Let’s continue this kind of discussion into faith and let’s be together in all times,” said Ahmed. “Whoever did what they did, we are here to forgive them, to educate and welcome them.”
The Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations–or CAIR– is now calling on the F-B-I to investigate this hate crime.
1963 changed the direction of the country and Birmingham, Alabama was front and center through it all. “1963- The Year That Changed Everything” chronicles many of the events that happened that year. See and hear first-hand accounts of the boycotts, the Children’s March, the integration of the University of Alabama, and the tragic bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. This film offers unique insight into the conditions so prevalent in the South at the time, and the bravery of those who were determined to change things. The film features special appearances by Carolyn McKinstry, Shelley Stewart, Sara Collins Rudolph, Barnett Wright, Joe Langston, Dr. Jesse Lewis and some of the unsung “foot-soldiers,” who as children, marched and were jailed.
A film by John Jenkins. 59 Minutes. Wide Screen. HD.