Marc Bekoff says, "Be nice and kind to those with whom you disagree and move on. Sometimes it's just better to let something go, so pick your "battles" carefully and don't waste time and energy. Don't waste time "fighting" people who won't change, and don't let them deflect attention from the important work that needs to be done." (Bekoff, 2013, p. 384).
In 1952, Ruby McCollum, the wealthiest African-American woman in Live Oak, murdered the town’s beloved doctor, a white man named Leroy Adams. She said it was the only way she knew to end six years of rape. The case would help show that a persistent form of bondage plagued the South for a century after the Civil War — “paramour rights,” the assumption that white men had a right to use African-American women for sex.
The Man That Killed Jim Crow: 9 Charles Hamilton Houston Facts For You
Charles Hamilton Houston will always be “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow”. 1930-1954, Attorney Houston was involved in almost every civil rights case tried before the Supreme Court. His strategy involved using the inequality of the “Separate but Equal” doctrine from the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision as it pertained to public education in the US. His masterful plan/ strategy is what led to the landmark Brown vs. Board of Ed. decision in 1954 that ended segregation in the school system in the…
Rosa Parks- Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks touched off the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott by refusing to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger. Parks was arrested for civil disobedience but not without becoming an influential symbol for racial equality. Her court case served as step towards ending segregation laws in the south.
From Slave Ship to Harvard the true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations. The author has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories. From Slave Ship to Harvard traces the family from the colonial period and the American Revolution through the Civil War to Harvard and finally today.