Tag: <span>civil rights</span>

“White Rage” by Carol Anderson examines the reality that Black efforts at progress and achievement are often met with resistance and a retrenchment of obstacles. Since the Civil Rights Movement and especially during riots, much has been made of Black people angrily lashing out against injustices and a lack of access to resources. Instead of focusing on the issues that lead to protests and riots, greater attention is often placed on what’s referred to as “Black rage” and calls for adherence to respectability politics. But looking back through American history, Anderson examines America’s historic and present “White rage”, the systemic oppression of Black progress.

Book Reviews

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.

Black History Profile

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.

Black History Profile

If you’re interested in learning about the activist who co-founded CORE and helped to organize the 1961 Freedom Riders campaign, then my James Farmer Black History Short is for you.

Black History Profile

“40 Years a Prisoner” is a documentary about the events leading up to and following the 1978 Philadelphia police department’s raid of the MOVE organization’s home. There had been a period of increasing hostility between MOVE and the police which led to the raid and a stand-off that left one officer dead and another wounded. During the confrontation, police officers beat a then unarmed member of the organization and bombed the home leading to its destruction and the death of 11 people. Resulting trials would see allegations of police wrongdoing thrown out while several surviving MOVE members would be convicted and spend decades in prison.

Movie Reviews