civil rights

In December 1955, after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other black ministers and community leaders organized a citywide bus boycott in protest. That part is well known.

Less well-known is the story of Georgia Gilmore, the Montgomery cook, midwife and activist whose secret kitchen fed the civil rights movement.

Courtesy University Press of Mississippi

In the summer of 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was visiting family in Money, Mississippi.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts

A play opens Friday night at the Guadalupe Theatre based on a children's book. That book is That's Not Fair, No Es Justo! And it's based on a young San Antonian's realization that sometimes things just aren't fair.


The film “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of Katherine G. Johnson , an African American mathematician who helped calculate the trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. But Johnson was not alone. There were other African Americans at NASA and each had their own heroic mission against racism and Jim Crow.

Harvard University Press

Since when did rock 'n' roll become "white"? This is the question author Jack Hamilton tackles, looking at how rhythm and blues performers of the 1950s influenced the "more artistic" white musicians of the 1960s.

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