Civil Rights Movement

Following David Dao’s violent removal from a United Airlines plane, many people have rallied around the victim. In a press conference, Dao’s lawyer Thomas Demetrio, insisted, “Dr. Dao, I believe to his great credit, has come to understand that he is the guy, the guy to stand up for all passengers going forward.”  Demetrio added that […]

Joan Trampauer Mulholland achieved a series of notable firsts over the course of her life. She holds the distinction of being the first white student to integrate Mississippi’s Tougaloo College, and she is also the first white student to join the Black Greek sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. Born Joan Nelson on September 14, 1941, Mulholland […]

These little known facts about Selma might surprise you! Selma’s voting rights movement was quite unique, and Jasmine Sanders‘ list will inform you and have you prepared…

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict…

Franklin McCain was a U.S. civil rights leader who, with three other students, is credited with starting the lunch-counter sit-ins to protest Jim Crow laws…

Willie Mae Kirk, also known as “Ankie,” of Austin, TX, was a civil rights leader who led black students in protest against injustice in the…

From the pulpit to the parks, the city of Birmingham this week is looking for thousands of people to visit that city this week to…

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington when over 200,000 people heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. Many are familiar with…

As a co-host for “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton,” a nationally syndicated radio show, I listened respectfully when a black caller questioned the reasoning…

For the first time in 157 years, the Mississippi State Medical Association has selected a black physician to head its organization. The 5,000-member medical group…

When people think of the March on Washington, the first person that comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But volunteers of the…

Sybil, J. and a bunch of the TJMS/Reach Media staff went to a screening of the new Lee Daniels’ film, “The Butler.”  It stars Forest…