civil rights

Bill Knight – October 2
10:39 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Labor and Progressives Should Work for Justice in Ferguson

Protestors outside the Ferguson Police Department
Credit Jamelle Bouie/flickr

Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Tom Jackson last week apologized to the family of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown.

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New Book on 1964 Legislation
12:23 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Working Together to Support Civil Rights

President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Credit Wikipedia

Republicans joined Democrats to pass the American Civil Rights Act of 1964 in an act of bi-partisanship that’s rare today.

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Bill Knight – August 22
1:45 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Work Remains, 50 Years After March on Washington

Bill Knight

This week’s commemoration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom should note that on the 50th anniversary of that occasion, one of the most effective demonstrations for human rights in the planet’s history is unfinished.

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Reverend C.T. Vivian
10:50 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Emphasis - May 18

Dr C.T. Vivian at WIU this week

Rich Egger's guest is Civil Rights leader C.T. Vivian, who grew up in Macomb. Dr Vivian was back in town to speak at the Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

Vivian was a close friend of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and worked alongside him during the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. He said the world does not change unless people get involved.

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