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Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Women of the Harlem Renaissance by Lisa McKissack   • Biographies of a variety of female African American writers, musicians and artists.

Posted on February 22, 2013

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Pinkney  • Excellent presentation of Black women leaders that includes quotes and narrations.
• Good mix of well known and lesser known individuals.

Posted on February 22, 2013

A day ‘on,’ not ‘off’

Omaha United Methodist youths honor Dr. King’s legacy

Teams volunteered at sites such as homeless shelter, Open Door Mission and thrift store. read more »

February 19, 2013

The Strength to Love

The remarkable courage and deep conviction of Martin Luther King Jr. live on in this classic prophetic text, a veritable primer in the principles and practice of nonviolence. Despite nearly fifty years since its publication, Strength to Love reads as pertinently to our situation as it did in the midst... read more »

Posted on February 12, 2013

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

By Paula Shelton & Raul Colón  • Presentation of the Civil Rights Movement from a child’s perspective.
• Brilliant presentation of peaceful protests that end with a positive result.

Posted on February 12, 2013

New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding... read more »

Posted on February 12, 2013

White Privilege, Color, and Crime: A Personal Account

An article on the impact of unearned privilege on a person's life.  Discussion Questions Talking in a group of four or five others in your class, name and describe some effects of one unearned disadvantage you have had in life.  Plan for equal time for each speaker,... read more »

Posted on February 12, 2013

Black Methodists for Church Renewal

BMCR represents and is dedicated to more than 2,400 Black United Methodist congregations and approximately 500,000 African American members across the United States. http://www.bmcrumc.org

Posted on February 12, 2013

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans. read more »

Posted on February 12, 2013

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013

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