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Bicycling While Black Triggers Call to Police in Marblehead, MA

Bicycling While Black Triggers Call to Police in Marblehead, MA

Civil rights activists, black and white, understood the dangers of the Freedom Rides. They knew opposition would be fierce, but they did not care. It was worth the risk in the pursuit of African-American rights. Through captivating primary source photographs, author David Aretha examines this fight for equality in the Civil Rights Movement.

On August more than people descended on Washington, D. They came by bus, car, and bicycle. Some even walked hundreds of miles to be there.

On May 11, 2009, a deputy in Palmdale, Calif. shot a 15-year-old boy who was playing "cops and robbers" with a toy gun. The child had been reported to police as someone riding a bicycle and brandishing a weapon. When police responded, they ordered the boy to drop the weapon. When he failed to drop the toy, a deputy fired and shot him in the upper body.

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

US Supreme Court declared on June 11, 2012 that even a verbal statement of serving in or for any American Armed Forces is a Federal Offence! NO protection under the First Amendment anymore!

Supreme Court Debates Lying About Military Honors

The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive. (Especially those who grew up relatively less privileged than other folks around them). And I’ve seen more than once where this happens...

What riding my bike has taught me about white privilege

How Riding a Bike Helps to Understand White Privelege

White privilege is like never riding a bicycle

What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege

What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive.

In September 1957, nine brave African-American students attempted to do something that had not been done in the segregated South—integrate a public school. Until 1957, black students could not attend school with white students, and black schools were often inferior to white schools. However, in the face of hatred, protest, and violence, these courageous students, who came to be known as the Little Rock Nine, led the charge for change.

In September nine brave African-American students attempted to do something that had not been done in the segregated South—integrate a public school.

Discusses the Birmingham civil rights movement, the great leaders of the movement, and the role of the children who helped fight for equal rights and to end segregation in Birmingham. (Grades:6+) Call number: F334.B69 M4485 2008

Referred to as the “most segregated city in America,” Birmingham, Alabama, became a hotbed for civil rights activity in the early Great African-Americ.

Powerful Days: Civil Rights/Confronting the horror of Birmingham

Birmingham, A reminder of courage.

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