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              Since the early ’90s, award-winning director and producer Stanley Nelson Jr. has highlighted the experiences and historical moments of African Americans through his documentary films. He is most known for films like Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple, The Murder of Emmit Till and Sweet Honey in the…

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Washington, D.C, students participating in HSCDC’s Global Scholars Foundation program recently had the opportunity to visit with congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis at his office in the nation’s capital. During their visit with Rep. Lewis, the students were given a firsthand look at the operations of a congressional office. Teens participating in the Global Scholars Foundation program travel abroad allowing…

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Dignitaries, politicians and celebrities saluted U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his star-studded 75th Birthday Celebration, themed: Celebrating 75 Years, Portraits of John Lewis: Keeper of Faith, Protestor for Justice, Defender of Freedom. “We are going to have a beautiful evening together, with great food, dancing and fun,” Congressman Lewis said in a press statement. “I…

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The Edmund Pettus Bridge revealed the nature of racism in its most gruesome form. Fifty years after ”Blood Sunday,” more than 80,000 people converged on Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the anniversary of the shocking attack on peaceful marchers that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the mood in Selma on March 7…

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I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t. What I can do…

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Rep. John Lewis is no stranger to maltreatment. The youngest and only living member of the Big Six – prominent leaders of six of the civil rights organizations – he is an original freedom fighter who’s had his share of arrests and confrontations with white segregationists and law enforcement officials. The Honorable Lewis recently spoke out about the…

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Rep. John Lewis has an issue with President Barack Obama’s choice to nominate a federal judge that has a history of bigoted ideologies. President Obama nominated Michael Boggs to the federal bench, a lifetime post. Boggs is a conservative Democrat who voted to keep the Confederate emblem on Georgia’s  state flag, a polarizing symbol of…

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The term “Big Six“ refers to the active leaders of civil rights organizations during the height of the African-American Civil Rights Movement These men were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, as well as, other organizations formed during that time. Everyone is familiar and knows who…

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