segregation http://wrkf.org en Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' http://wrkf.org/post/nostalgia-whats-been-lost-brown-v-board <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4aOHTjGTM</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 09:46:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 26701 at http://wrkf.org Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' Before The NBA Was Integrated, We Had The Black Fives http://wrkf.org/post/nba-was-integrated-we-had-black-fives Most people have heard of the Negro Leagues in baseball and of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in the late 1940s — but relatively few people have heard of the Black Fives, the African-American basketball teams that played up until the NBA was integrated in 1950.<p>An exhibit at the New-York Historical Society aims to rectify that.<p>When basketball was invented in 1891, it was a totally white game. In 1904, Edwin Bancroft Henderson, a black Washington, D.C., gym teacher, took a summer course at Harvard and brought the game back to black segregated schools. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:06:01 +0000 Margot Adler 23826 at http://wrkf.org Before The NBA Was Integrated, We Had The Black Fives With New Focus, Episcopal Church Of Louisiana Addressing A History Of Racism http://wrkf.org/post/new-focus-episcopal-church-louisiana-addressing-history-racism <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:06:31 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 21784 at http://wrkf.org With New Focus, Episcopal Church Of Louisiana Addressing A History Of Racism The Church Bathroom That Stood As A Monument To A Segregated Past http://wrkf.org/post/church-bathroom-stood-monument-segregated-past The old bathroom building behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in rural Vacherie, La., was little more than a shack. Hurricane Rita almost knocked it down in 2005. It finally got bulldozed in October.<p>Some members of the parish say that was long overdue.<p>When the bathroom building went up in 1959, one set of doors was painted white; the others were a different color. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:54:32 +0000 Amy Jeffries 21159 at http://wrkf.org The Church Bathroom That Stood As A Monument To A Segregated Past Segregated Church Bathroom Torn Down http://wrkf.org/post/segregated-church-bathroom-torn-down <p>The parishioners of<a href="http://www.olopchurch.org" target="_blank"> Our Lady of Peace</a> in the small plantation town of Vacherie can’t wait to get into their church’s new bathroom building. But for some poorly placed air conditioners, they would have dedicated the building last month.</p><p>For decades, the old bathroom building behind the 113-year-old Catholic church stood like a monument to segregation. A few months back, some members of the community started talking about racism in the church and concluded that bathroom needed to come down.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:36:54 +0000 Amy Jeffries 19967 at http://wrkf.org Segregated Church Bathroom Torn Down