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Nina Simone (1933-2003) was a great American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist.

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Picture Books About Social Justice

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National Civil Rights Museum Reopens in Memphis

What a moving museum!!! So glad we could spend a day here and be in Memphis on the anniversary of the assassination. This is such an important part of OUR history. National Civil Rights Museum reopens in Memphis

from Cindy Ingram, Your Art Teacher

Art of the Civil Rights Movement


Rainthorpe Hall, Tasburgh, nr. Norwich, Norfolk. A porch is constructed over three storeys with, on the right hand stone pillar, the initials and date RM 1641, thought to have been carved by a Civil War soldier of the Parliamentary Army billeted here at the time.


Sonia Sanchez. "All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, ‘Something’s wrong, let’s change it for the better.’ That’s what my life has really been about."


One of my favorite pictures is this photo of a young protester carrying a “girls are strong” sign. This photo was taken during an ERA march demanding equal rights for women in Tacoma, WA, 1982. Perhaps I like it because the girl seems to be skipping (or running) with a determined look on her face. With a sign that appears to have been written by her and a shirt stating “The ERA is for my future” she is, in some ways, a symbolic reminder that fighting for civil rights, whether it’s based on…


James Earl Ray is the confessed murderer of Martin Luther King Jr. He was not captured on the day the crime, but was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport two months later. Ray confessed to the crime on March 10, 1969, although three days later he recan