Civil Rights Movement http://wrkf.org en Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement http://wrkf.org/post/still-learning-pearl-harbor-civil-rights-movement This weekend marks 50 years since three young civil rights workers went missing in Philadelphia, Miss., drawing the nation's attention to the brutal resistance to equal rights in the South at the time.<p>Justice came slowly, but the murders did help spur change. Today, young people are still learning about the activists' legacy, hoping to inspire further action.<p><strong>Attack At The Church</strong><p>Freedom Summer drew hundreds of young Americans to Mississippi in 1964. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:59:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 28210 at http://wrkf.org Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer' http://wrkf.org/post/mississippi-marks-50-years-history-changing-freedom-summer A new exhibit at the Mississippi state archives takes you back in time. The facade of a front porch, complete with screen door, invites you to imagine what it was like for some 900 activists, mostly white college students, who in 1964 came to the nation's most closed society.<p>Robert Moses was an organizer of what was at the time formally known as the Mississippi Summer Project.<p>"That's sort of what was nice about it. There was no pretension that we were going to change history," Moses says. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 27623 at http://wrkf.org Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer' Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him' http://wrkf.org/post/sam-cooke-and-song-almost-scared-him <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEM4VlnGNXU</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 16:31:16 +0000 editor 22029 at http://wrkf.org Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him' MONDAY: Southern University's Dr. Albert Samuels, Pelican Institute's Kevin Kane http://wrkf.org/post/monday-southern-universitys-dr-albert-samuels-pelican-institutes-kevin-kane <p>Jim Engster speaks with Dr. Albert Samuels, Southern University Department of Political Science, about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., New Jersey governor Chris Christie, as well as other issues, and Kevin Kane of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy about political matters.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:22:07 +0000 Jim Engster 21490 at http://wrkf.org Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer http://wrkf.org/post/rev-tj-jemison-remembered-civil-rights-movement-pioneer The state of Louisiana is paying tribute Friday to the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a strong and steady voice against unequal treatment for blacks in the Jim Crow South.<p>Jemison's body lay in repose at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, where Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said he will be remembered as one of the greats of the civil rights movement.<p>"He had such a heart and courage for justice," Landrieu said. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:12:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 19189 at http://wrkf.org Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer WEDNESDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-lt-general-russel-honore <p></p><p></p><p>Jim chats with Lt. General Russel Honore (U.S. Army ret.), about the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina later this week. The General was placed in charge of the response to the storm and the flood disaster in New Orleans that followed. He also talks&nbsp;about the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Jim Engster 15308 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore Mary Hamilton, The Woman Who Put The 'Miss' In Court http://wrkf.org/post/mary-hamilton-woman-who-put-miss-court When the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling, its decisions can carry weight for generations. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 06:48:00 +0000 editor 13232 at http://wrkf.org Mary Hamilton, The Woman Who Put The 'Miss' In Court Remembering Birmingham's 'Dynamite Hill' Neighborhood http://wrkf.org/post/remembering-birminghams-dynamite-hill-neighborhood <em>Long before the Civil Rights marches of 1963 thrust Birmingham, Ala. into the national spotlight, black families along one residential street were steadily chipping away at Jim Crow segregation laws — and paying a price for it. As part of our series looking back at the seminal events that changed the nation 50 years ago, NPR's Debbie Elliott paid a visit to Birmingham's Dynamite Hill.</em><p>In many ways, the story of modern Birmingham starts on Center Street, a leafy hill lined with neat brick ranch-style houses. In the 1940s, Center Street was the city's color line. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 08:48:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 12938 at http://wrkf.org Remembering Birmingham's 'Dynamite Hill' Neighborhood 'Four Little Girls' Awarded Congressional Gold Medal http://wrkf.org/post/four-little-girls-awarded-congressional-gold-medal They were just little girls when they were killed in 1963, in what came to be known as the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. Fri, 24 May 2013 21:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 10911 at http://wrkf.org 'Four Little Girls' Awarded Congressional Gold Medal