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From the Land of Emmett Till: Guest Blog HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR]

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Hunter Bear  (April 6 2014) Dr. John Salter, sociologist and civil rights activist and author For the past several months, we’ve been getting a fair amount of attention with respect to my several years of very successful grassroots organizing in the Northeastern North Carolina Black-Belt back in the ’60s.  We accomplished a great  many tangible things in […]

Wrongful Use of Taser Lands County Sheriff’s Sergeant in Prison

U.S. Dept. of JusticeCivil Rights DivisionNews ReleaseApril 30, 2012———————– Former Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s sergeant, Althea Mallisham, 52, has been sentenced to 61 months in prison for civil rights convictions for wrongfully using a Taser against three detainees during separate incidents over a four month period in 2008. On Nov. 16, 2011, Mallisham pleaded guilty to […]

Friends, Family Pay Tribute to Wayne Greenhaw, Noted Civil Rights Author

Alvin Benn, Montgomery Advertiser writes … One of Alabama’s most pro­lific writers, Greenhaw com­pleted 22 books and was work­ing on another when he died. Flynt traced Greenhaw’s back­ground, from his difficult child­hood in which he suffered from polio and his recuperative peri­od that “drove him into an imaginary world of books.” After a part-time job […]