Neatorama Posts Tagged "Civil Rights"
Mississippi Burning 50 Years Later...

Fifty years may seem like a long time ago to an in...  ...ecuted the case under an 1870 post-reconstruction civil rights law. Seven of the 18 men arrested - including the...  ...KKK to the men's whereabouts - were convicted of civil rights violations, but not murder. None served more than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/22/Mississippi-Burning-50-Years-Later/
George Takei at SXSW...

Our friends from Geeks Are Sexy are at SXSW in Aus...  ...esterday. The theme of the talk was diversity and civil liberties, causes close to the Star Trek veteran&...  ...n internment camp to his current support of LGBTQ rights . Diversity is a running theme in Takei’s l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/12/George-Takei-at-SXSW/
The Long Lost Photos From Gordon Parks' Segregation Series...

Gordon Parks is best known for his portraits of Civil Rights Movement leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Gordon-Parks-And-The-Long-Lost-Photos-From-His-Segregation-Series/
Food at the 1963 March on Washington...

Smithsonian has several articles on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, including an oral history and a play-by-play account of the event. Their Food and Think blog is covering another fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Food-at-the-1963-March-on-Washington/
1960s Voting Literacy Test...

The Supreme Court this week overturned a section o...  ...this week overturned a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The federal government will no longer provid...  ...eracy test" in order to vote.After the end of the Civil War, would-be black voters in the South faced an...  ...ample of one of these barrier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/28/1960s-Voting-Literacy-Test/
The New York Times Just Turned 160...

Last Sunday was the 160th anniversary of The New Y...  ...day, but public demand for news updates about the Civil War caused the change in papers around the countr...  ...full-page ad that described actions taken against civil rights protesters. The ad falsely accused the police for...  ...d to criticize officia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/21/the-new-york-times-just-turned-160/
The Hero in the Picture...

James Zwerg was a Freedom Rider who went to Montgo...  ...rican South. But although he became a hero in the Civil Rights movement, his parents never forgave him for his a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/the-hero-in-the-picture/
The Green Book...

During the Jim Crow era in the United States, it was neither easy nor safe for African-Americans to travel from town to town. For three decades, The Negro Motorist Green Book: An International Travel Guide was an indispe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/13/the-green-book/
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