Tagged: civil rights

protest

Protest of Injustice Does Not Conform To Time, Place, Nor Method

  In 1962, Students for a Democratic Society said in the Port Huron Statement: “Institutions and practices which stifle dissent should be abolished, and the promotion of peaceful dissent should be actively promoted.” This still holds true todsy.   Protest The right of free assembly is found in the Bill...

rosa parks

This Is The Rosa Parks You Probably Don’t Know

  Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus and was arrested. This seminal event of a tired, nice, old lady is what we think about as an impetus for desegregation. Not much is really told of her story beyond this event...

white

When White People Weren’t White

  America would be a grand land if only every Irishman would kill a Negro, and then be hanged for it. I find this sentiment generally approved. – William Freeman (1881) The largest mass lynching in U.S. history took place in New Orleans in 1891 — and it wasn’t African-Americans...

millenials

What Happens When Millennials Change the World?

  MILLENNIALS OF NYC “Don’t become too narrow. Live fully. Meet all kinds of people. You’ll learn something from everyone. Follow what you feel in your heart,” – Civil Rights activist Yuri Kochiyama.   As the Millennials of New York City, we encounter all sorts of people, images, ideas, and movements daily. It...