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The Modern Civil Rights Movement in America (It Just Keeps Rollin’ Along)

The late Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Miss. was known for her soul-filled  singing and civil rights activism. Only several weeks ago, the nation was talking about the murder of Emmett Till, an event that is some 50-plus years postmortem. Why so? While late last August was the 56th anniversary of Till’s brutal death in 1955, […]

Mississippi police did a better job with arrests following Emmett Till’s murder than Florida officers, following killing of Trayvon Martin

I am not going to say that Mississippi police and national law enforcement officers did a bang-up job following up on the murder of Emmett Till, but… Back in 1955 when Emmett Till was kidnapped and lynched, local police acted quickly, the FBI came into Mississippi fast at the request of the Jackson NAACP coordinator, […]

How Was Emmett Till’s Murder Different Than the Killing of Trayvon Martin? Back in 1955, Police and FBI Acted Fast…

(Note: I wrote this soon after Trayvon Martin was killed. I believe it is worth repeating today. Susan) Young Emmett Till Why do we still talk about the murder of Emmett Till, some 50-plus years postmortem? I blogged on this topic last August upon the 56th anniversary of Till’s brutal death back in 1955. Now […]

Sanford, Florida Black Teen Gunned Down by Neighbor; Police Look Other Way

News ReleaseFor Information, ContactColorOfChange.orgMarch 19, 2012 Civil Rights Group Launches Campaign Urging the U.S. Department of Justice to Arrest Trayvon Martin’s killer and Investigate the Sanford Police Department March 19, 2012 New York, NY – Civil rights group ColorOfChange.org today launched a campaign calling on the US Department of Justice to take over the case […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Trayvon Martin’s Murder – Shades of Emmett Till?

Walking home from the grocery store at night, shouldn’t mean death to a Florida teen… The U.S. Dept. of Justice is being sent the following letter by ColorOfChange.org. Interested in signing a petition? Go here to sign up: http://colorofchange.org/campaigns/ Dear friends, Three weeks ago, 17-year old Trayvon Martin was gunned down by self-appointed neighborhood watch […]