civil rights movement

Jobs and freedom at 50

While the world comes together in Washington to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, I’m talking labor with journalist and digital editor of the Atlanta Daily World, Dion Rabouin.

Why is the fact that the march was to bring together labor issues into the larger civil rights movement forgotten, and what should be considered about labor and human and civil rights in the modern era?


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North Carolina ‘moral Mondays’ protests gathering steam

The North Carolina State legislature is in recess, but a civil disobedience movement against the state government is going strong.

The “Moral Mondays” movement is on the road now, this time in Asheville. City Councilman Cecil Bothwell joins the Sex, Politics, and Religion Hour to discuss what’s expected to be the largest turnout for the weekly protests thus far. He also explains that there are few signs of North Carolinians curtailing their civil disobedience.


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From Emmett to Trayvon, cases of civil rights draw filmmaker’s attention

WASHINGTON (VOR) – For many, the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida man facing second-degree murder charges after shooting unarmed teen Trayvon Martin last year, has raised a number of questions, including on the issue of race and civil rights. Zimmerman has maintained that he shot Martin, who is African American, in self-defense. The case has garnered considerable attention from Keith Beauchamp, filmmaker and host of Investigation Discovery’s show “The Injustice Files,” who says that the trial, for the better, has been dissimilar from earlier cold case files of civil rights era murders he has investigated. Host Jamila Bey spoke with Beauchamp to discuss the Zimmerman trial and more.

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Civil and Human Rights Activists Celebrate Life of Rosa Parks on 100th Birthday

African American civil rights activist Dr. Rosa Parks would have celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday. Known as “the First Lady of Civil Rights” and “the Mother of the Freedom Movement,” Dr. Parks took on cultural and societal norms and committed herself to improving conditions for many.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Carmen Russell-Sluchansky to discuss the legacy of Dr. Rosa Parks.