Ruby Dee, the late legendary award-winning actress, author and activist who died earlier this year, will be honored with a public memorial service at Riverside Church on Riverside Dr. near 120th St. on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11 a.m.
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Phylicia Rashad at The Association of Tennis Professionals Jaks Awards Gala on January 12, 1986 at the New York Hilton Hotel
Cicely Tyson as Myrna Jessup in “Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights” (1968)
Elaine Eason-Steele, Co-founder of the Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development [www.rosaparks.org] conveyed her thanks to The Howard G. Buffet Foundation this week, for deciding to loan civil rights icon Rosa Parks‘ memorabilia to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
September 15th: Fifty one years have passed since a bomb stopped the old sanctuary clock in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, locking in a moment that would change a nation.
In a 1963 telegram, color barrier-breaking baseball legend Jackie Robinson urged to President John F. Kennedy “utilize every federal facility” to protect Martin Luther King Jr.At the time, King was in Mississippi for the funeral of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who was shot and killed three days earlier. Evers played an important role in the desegregation of the University of Mississippi. [X]