civil rights

Julian Bond
7:39 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Julian Bond on civil rights history and future

Julian Bond speaking in Detroit in 2007 - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

    

The civil rights icon speaks Thursday at Albion College as part of the 2014 MLK Convocation

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WMUK News
11:40 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Remembering "Bloody Sunday"

Alabama state troopers break up a demonstration march in Selma in March 1965 on what is known as Bloody Sunday
Credit AP Photo

There is a bridge in Selma, Alabama, that crosses the wide river that shares the state’s name. The bridge is unassuming but it played a critical role in the nation’s struggle for civil rights.

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Martin Luther King Jr.
8:14 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

WestSouthwest: A Coloma man remembers MLK and the March on Washington

Harold Bragg
Credit Melvin Earl Rutherford

    

Retired school teacher Harold Bragg was at the historic March on Washington in 1963. He was back in the nation's capital this past summer to mark the 50th anniversary of that march and Martin Luther King Junior's "I have a dream" speech. 

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WMUK News
11:10 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Documentary revists a 1963 civil rights boycott

Credit SW Michigan Black Heritage Society

Like many cities, Kalamazoo has traveled a long road toward greater racial equality. But the Civil Rights Movement first hit home in 1963 when black residents boycotted a local drugstore that refused to hire African-American workers. Now, students in a class at Kalamazoo College debut a video documentary about the Van Avery Drugstore boycott on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Olmstead Room at Mandelle Hall.

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