Civil Rights Movement

6:56 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Civil Rights Letters to be on Digital Display at the University of Louisville

Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s had many voices of support.

In Louisville, one of those voices was Anne Braden. Braden wrote many letters to Martin Luther King Jr. Some expressed support—others asked for support.

Those letters, along with other original documents associated with the Civil Rights movement, will be on digital display at the Ekstrom Library on the University of Louisville campus from Oct. 21 through Oct. 25.

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Local News
6:35 am
Mon October 14, 2013

U of L Looks at Civil Rights Movement Over Next Five Years

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The American civil rights movement will be the focus of a University of Louisville project over the next five years through the school's largest undertaking on the topic called Project Progress.

U of L  Pan African Studies chair Ricky Jones says when he pitched the idea to university administration it was just going to involve one department. But he says U of L wanted to make it school-wide.

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12:17 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Mitch McConnell Honors Rosa Parks at Capitol Ceremony

In a dedication featuring President Obama and congressional leaders, civil rights icon Rosa Parks became the first African-American woman to have a statue in the U.S. Capitol.

The 9-foot bronze statue of Parks, who died in 2005, was unveiled Wednesday in Statuary Hall. It honors the "first lady" of the Civil Rights Movement, who became an international figure for freedom and social justice for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Al. bus in 1955.

Speaking at the ceremony, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says Parks's legacy lives on and she served as an inspiration to stand up against injustice.


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