Tag Archives: African-American Civil Rights Movement

21Jan/17

Hundreds of thousands expected to protest Donald Trump in Washington

A demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the newly-inaugurated U.S. president is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of marchers, with thousands more expected at similar demonstrations across the country. Zachary Goelman reports. Continue reading

15Jan/17

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march (from left to right) Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice; (seated with glasses) Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of the Demonstration Committee; (standing behind the two chairs) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress; (beside Robinson is) A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the demonstration, veteran labor leader who helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, American Federation of Labor (AFL), and a former vice president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); (wearing a bow tie and standing beside Prinz is) Joseph Rauh, Jr, a Washington, DC attorney and civil rights, peace, and union activist; John Lewis, Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; and Floyd McKissick, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality.]

16Aug/15

U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond dies aged 75

U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond, who also held elected office in Georgia for two decades, died on Saturday (April 16) aged 75

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