Freedom Summer At The Schomburg In Harlem

schomburg in harlemVeteran Director Stanley Nelson captures the volatile months of the 1964 Freedom Summer through remarkable period footage and the firsthand testimonies of volunteers who were transformed by their time in Mississippi. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Charlie Cobb’s ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed’

this nonviolent stuffCheck out Charlie Cobb’s upcoming book, This Nonviolent Stuull Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (Basic Books; June 3, 2014).
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HW Pick: STOKELY, A Life

stokely carmeichaelStokely Carmichael, the man who pushed Martin Luther King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War and made the Black Panther Party a household name

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. Continue Reading →

Whistle In Mississippi In Harlem

downloadIn 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit family in Mississippi…according to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. Continue Reading →