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Eyes on the Prize; Tuesday, on DVD

Sam Block, fifth from the left, was a Mississippi civil rights and voting rights pioneer. Block, one of the first members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced snick) eventually left Mississippi to work in other movements including the Vietnam protest. Block, who was repeatedly beaten and imprisoned as he fought for voting rights […]

Earnest Green — First Black to Graduate From Little Rock’s Central High — Spurred by Emmett Till

Aware that he was living in a period of change in the United States, Earnest Green was ready to become part of it. He had heard about the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, about the brutal murder of a young black named Emmett Till, and about black athlete Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in […]