Category Archives: Civil Rights

Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race

SOURCE – http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/2014/08/articles/guest-post-a-law-professors-and-mothers-perpsective-on-race/?utm_source=Connecticut+Employment+Law+Blog&utm_campaign=3a6285d1f1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb0f50fc52-3a6285d1f1-34196269   Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race By Daniel Schwartz on August 28th, 2014Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight After my first year in law school, I clerked for Professor Kimberly Norwood at Washington University in St. Louis Law School during the summer. (If editing a law review article on statute of limitations is […]

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The Asian-American Woman Behind the Black Power Movement

  Legendary activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs will celebrate her 99th birthday at the end of June. A leader over seven decades in the labor, civil rights, and Black Power movements, Boggs continues to write and grant interviews from her home in Detroit, Michigan. A new film, debuting later this month, tells Boggs’ story […]

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18 Things White People Should Know/Do Before Discussing Racism

Discussions about racism should be all-inclusive and open to people of all skin colors. However, to put it simply, sometimes White people lack the experience or education that can provide a rudimentary foundation from which a productive conversation can be built. This is not necessarily the fault of the individual, but pervasive myths and misinformation […]

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Yuri Kochiyama, Rights Activist Who Befriended Malcolm X, Dies at 93

Yuri Kochiyama, a civil rights activist who formed an unlikely friendship with Malcolm X when he was still promoting black nationalism and later cradled his head in her hands as he lay dying from gunshot wounds in 1965, died on Sunday in Berkeley, Calif. She was 93. Her granddaughter Akemi Kochiyama confirmed the death. Mrs. Kochiyama, the […]

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The Connecticut Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regt. C. V. INFANTRY

I was honored today to be the keynote speaker at Hamden (CT) Middle School’s Black History Month Celebration. I was even more honored to meet Harrison Mero, President of the Connecticut Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment Colored Volunteers Infantry. The earliest recruit for this regiment was enlisted August 11, 1863, but most of the men came to […]

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