National Civil Rights Museum

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Memphis, TN  ·  The assassination site of Martin Luther King Jr., the museum chronicles key episodes in the American civil rights movement from 1619-2000.
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This day in 1868, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution. This was the beginning of long journey to equal rights and opportunity for all people born in this country including blacks.

This day in 1868, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution. This was the beginning of long journey to equal rights and opportunity for all people born in this country including blacks.

This day in 1967, tensions between law enforcement and Newark, NJ residents escalated after a cab driver, John Smith, was arrested and assaulted by police. The 4-day Newark Rebellion ended with 26 people killed, 750 injured and more than 1,000 jailed.

This day in tensions between law enforcement and Newark, NJ residents escalated after a cab driver, John Smith, was arrested and assaulted by police. The Newark Rebellion ended with 26 people killed, 750 injured and more than jailed.

The Drop The Mic Poetry Slam entry deadline has been EXTENDED to Mon., Aug. 1. We understand artists are competing this season in regional & national poetry slams & have conflicts with the original deadline. We want to give everyone a chance to enter their best, all-original work. Now there are no excuses to submit your video entry on the topic social justice to see if you have what it takes to win the the title & the $1,000 grand prize. Enter at  http://civilrightsmuseum.org/dropthemic/ .

The Drop The Mic Poetry Slam entry deadline has been EXTENDED to Mon., Aug. 1. We understand artists are competing this season in regional & national poetry slams & have conflicts with the original deadline. We want to give everyone a chance to enter their best, all-original work. Now there are no excuses to submit your video entry on the topic social justice to see if you have what it takes to win the the title & the $1,000 grand prize. Enter at http://civilrightsmuseum.org/dropthemic/ .

Entering the Drop the Mic Poetry Slam by Aug.1? For inspiration, here is a poem “Justice” by poet Langston Hughes. How deep can you go? #NCRMDropTheMic #AndJusticeForAll   That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes.   ENTER today at http://civilrightsmuseum.org/dropthemic/.

Entering the Drop the Mic Poetry Slam by Aug.1? For inspiration, here is a poem “Justice” by poet Langston Hughes. How deep can you go? #NCRMDropTheMic #AndJusticeForAll That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes. ENTER today at http://civilrightsmuseum.org/dropthemic/.

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This day in 1964, veteran and Army Reserve Officer Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn was fatally shot and killed by klansmen. Penn and 2 other officers were returning home together from active duty training when they were trailed by the klansmen who fired shots in their car, instantly killing Penn. After a local court conviction failed, the federal government successfully convicted 2 men of his murder, thanks to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, passed just 9 days before this incident. #Justice

In July 1964 Athens-area Ku Klux Klan members shot and killed Lemuel Penn, an African American World War II veteran and officer in the U. Army Reserves, who was returning home to

This day in 1899, the National Afro-American Council called for a day of fasting for all blacks in protest against lynching and racial massacres to show solidarity and demand for change.

The Afro-American Council (AAC) was established in Rochester, New York, in September 1898 by newspaper editor T. Thomas Fortune and Bishop Alexander Walters of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

This day in 1958, Dr. King led a protest rally in front of the Alabama Capitol after the state of Alabama wrongfully executes 22-year-old Jeremiah Reeves, accused of raping a white woman when he was 16 years old. This was Dr. King’s first protest upon moving to Alabama.

King led a protest rally in front of the Alabama Capitol after the state of Alabama wrongfully executes Jeremiah Reeves, accused of raping a white woman when he was 16 years old. King’s first protest upon moving to Alabama.

This day in 1945, basketball legend Walt Frazier was born in Atlanta, GA. Playing 10 years for the NY Knicks, Frazier was nicknamed "Clyde" for his quick hands and cool demeanor. He is a two-time NBA champion (’70, ‘73), NBA Hall of Famer (’87), and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (’96). ‪#‎MarchMadness‬

Walt Fraizer was a part of two Knicks championships and is listed as one of the 50 greatest NBA players of all time! The Hall of Famer is a broadcaster for the Knicks now and is still as cool as ever!

This day in 1965,  Civil Rights Activist Rev. James Reeb died from a beating by angry whites that occurred two days earlier. Rev. Reeb was in Selma, AL to march in support of voting rights for African Americans.

This day in Civil Rights Activist Rev. James Reeb died from a beating by angry whites that occurred two days earlier. Reeb was in Selma, AL to march in support of voting rights for African Americans.

This day in 1945, Phyllis Mae Daley became the first of four African American women to be sworn in as a Navy nurse, breaking the color barrier and changing the Navy Nurse Corps recruitment procedure that previously excluded black women from joining.  #WomensHistoryMonth

Thomas A. Gaylord, USN (Ret’d), administers oath to five new Navy nurses commissioned in New York…” Phyllis Mae Dailey, the Navy’s first African-American nurse, is second from the right.

This day in 2002, Vonetta Flowers from Birmingham, AL became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. Alongside her partner, Jill Brakken, Flowers won the inaugural women's two-person bobsled event at the Olympics.

This day in Vonetta Flowers from Birmingham, AL became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. Alongside her partner, Jill Brakken, Flowers won the inaugural women's two-person bobsled event at the Olympics.

This day in 1942, Huey P. Newton, revolutionary, political activist and co-founder of the Black Panther Party was born. Newton had several run-ins with the law in his early life, but soon became serious about his education. He got involved in several Black Power groups and later became a leading figure in the Black Power Movement of the 1960s.

The Founders of the Black Panther Party: Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale – Black Power in American Memory

This day in 1947, 24-year-old Willie Earle was seized from Pickens County Jail by a mob of white men, brutally beaten, shot, and killed. Earle was arrested after being circumstantially accused of the robbery and assault of a white man. His death cast nationwide attention on the trial where 28 men were charged with his murder and later acquitted.

This day in Willie Earle was seized from Pickens County Jail by a mob of white men, brutally beaten, shot, and killed. Earle was arrested after being circumstantially accused of the robbery and assault of a white man. His death cast nati

This day in 1851, abolitionists, both black and white, broke into a Boston courthouse and rescued fugitive slave Shadrach Minkins from possibly being sold. Minkins ran away after the death of his owners, and his story became one of the most dramatic acts of rebellion of that time.

United States Marshals arrested escaped slave Shadrach Minkins February 1851 in Boston Massachusetts. Shadrach Minkins an African Ame.

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