A review of “Till”, a 2022 new release directed by Chinonye Chukwu about the lynching of Emmett Till and his mother’s fight to get justice for his murder.
Tag: <span>civil rights movement</span>
If you’re interested in learning about the original architect of Howard University Law School’s curriculum and the NAACP’s strategy to fight education segregation in the courts, then my Charles Hamilton Houston Black History Facts profile is for you.
One Night in Miami is the directorial debut of Regina King and prortrays the fictional meeting of Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. Following Ali’s defeat of Sonny Liston in Miami he becomes heavyweight champ and is joined by the other guys to celebrate. Instead of going out, the four men spend the night at a hotel where they have a series of conversations about the roles they should play in the Civil Rights Movement and the best way forward for Black people in general.
If you’re interested in learning about the civil rights attorney who represented Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin as well as the victims of the Tuskegee experiment, then my Fred Gray Black History Facts profile is for you.
“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.