If you’re interested in learning about the civil rights activist who was arrested at the age of 15 for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus, then my Claudette Colvin Black History Facts profile is for you.
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“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” is a 2013 documentary directed by Shola Lynch about the events that led to Angela Davis’ arrest and prosecution. Davis was a college professor in California whose social activism put her at odds with various politicians, including the state’s then-governor, Ronald Regan. When associates of Davis created a hostage situation, she was implicated as being involved after the situation left four people dead. The hostile climate and looming accusations led to Davis going on the run and would land her on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
If you’re interested in learning about the civil rights activist who traveled Mississippi organizing campaigns and investigating civil rights crimes, then my Medgar Evers Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the activist who led the NAACP during the Civil Rights Movement, then my Roy Wilkins Black History Facts profile is for you.
“Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi provides a history of America’s racist ideas. Organized into five sections, the book tells the history of not just Black people in America but also how racist ideologies developed over time. This history is also viewed through the lens of categorizing people, events, and concepts into three positions on a spectrum ranging from racist to anti-racist. Of particular interest are explanations of the nuance of items that fall in the middle.