Tag: <span>activist</span>

A profile of Bobby Seale, a social and political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party and was a part of the “Chicago 8”.

Black History Profile

A profile of Frances Harper, a poet who published her first book of poetry when she was 20 and toured the East Coast and South where she gave lectures in support of the anti-slavery movement.

Black History Profile

A profile of Dorothy Height, an activist for civil and women’s rights who helped to organize the March on Washington and spent decades leading the YWCA and NCNW.

Black History Profile

The details may differ but the story of Fred Hampton is unfortunately not uncommon. Fred Hampton is one in a long list of Black activists murdered during the turbulent 1960’s. His death stands apart from most others as it was proven to have been the result of a concerted effort by the FBI and Chicago police. I won’t go into the details of the murder here as “The Assassination of Fred Hampton” by Jeffrey Haas does an excellent job of explaining the raid on Hampton’s apartment, shootout, and trials.

Book Reviews

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody is the story of a young Black woman coming of age in rural Mississippi during the 40’s and 50’s. The book begins with Anne Moody’s early life as the eldest child of sharecroppers on a large plantation. Her father, Daddy, is a womanizer and gambler. While her mother, Mama, struggles to maintain stable committed relationships with her husbands/lovers.

Book Reviews