Archive | voting rights

Response to United States Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Decision by Long-Time Civil Rights Activist, Dr. John Salter

The late Aaron Henry, longtime Mississippi Voting  Rights and Civil Rights Activist speaks before a group at the University of Mississippi.(UM Photo) Dr. John Salter, aka Hunter Grey, who is a Civil Rights Veteran and Sociologist, was asked for his opinion on the recent Supremem Court decision over Voting Rights. Here’s his response:* * * […]

Lawrence Guyot, long time civil rights advocate, dies

Lawrence Guyot (July 17, 1939 – November 23, 2012) was a civil rights activist who was the head of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party from 1964 (Publisher’s note: This story just came in. Lawrence Guyot was a longtime fighter for civil rights. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Philadelphia, Miss., on the steps of […]

Rev. George Washington Lee, shot to death in Mississippi; worked for voting rights

Marker honoring Rev. George W. Lee, George Lee Avenue, Belzoni Headstone of Mrs. George Washington Lee, Belzoni, Mississippi From the Land of Emmett Till.. Today is an appropriate time to remember those who died to gain voting rights. For many Belzonians memories of past violence will never be erased despite the city’s  recent “catfish capital” […]

Voting Rights Under Observation by DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 25, 2012 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in New York The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor primary elections on June 26, 2012, in Orange County and Queens, N.Y., to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The Voting […]

Mississippi statue to honor civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer

Note: Free ebook, Who Killed Emmett Till, July 13 at Smashwords. Go to http://www.smashwords.com/b/8175 * * * * * Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer was known world-wide for her civil rights and voting rights activities. THERE ARE SOME essential stories one must know to understand or at least have a feel for the modern civil rights movement in […]

More DOJ Voting Rights Activity

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 17, 2012 Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Wythe County, Virginia, on Bailout from the Voting Rights Act The Justice Department announced that it has reached an agreement with Wythe County, Va., that will allow for the county and its three political subdivisions, the […]

Texas Elections Require Monitoring; DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 13, 2011 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Texas WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor municipal elections on May 14, 2011, in Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty, Medina and San Patricio Counties in Texas to ensure compliance with the Voting […]

From the land of Emmett Till: The Assassination of Medgar Evers; The Jackson Boycott

* * * Mississippi yesterday… History of NAACP state field secretary, Medgar Evers. After working ten years throughout the state for civil and voting rights, aiding Freedom Riders and helping James Meredith enter the University of Mississippi as its first black student, Evers helped organize downtown Jackson boycott and drew anger. Soon after, he was […]

FBI Running Out of Excuses For Refusing Granddaughters’s Pleas; ‘Find Out What Happened to Adlena Hamlett and Birdia Keglar’

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Adlena Hamlett, civil rights advocate, 44th Year Anniversary of Death By Susan Klopfer Two granddaughters of a killed civil rights activist want to see the FBI take a second look at what really happened to their grandmother back in 1966. As soon as the agency agrees to take a first look. To date, the U.S. […]

Remembering Martin Luther King; Sam Block, Voting Rights Pioneer

Sam Block, third from right (tan overcoat), was a modern civil rights movement pioneer who was inspired by Dr. King. On Monday, January 18th, 2010, our nation will commemorate the life and work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Over 40 years ago, Dr. King’s words inspired Rep. John Lewis to join the civil rights […]