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News Archive: 04/2010
Dorothy Height, “Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement”, dies at 98
April 20, 2010
Civil Rights leader and long time president of the National Council of Negro Women, Dorothy Height, passed away in Washington, D.C., April 20. She was 98.
Clayborne Carson and Julian Bond Discuss SNCC on NPR
April 15, 2010
On April 17th, 1960, activists at Shaw University founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Their mission? To work for "a social order of justice, permeated by love." Founder Julian Bond and historian Clayborne Carson reflect on the student movement that changed the country.
Noted civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks passes away at 85
April 15, 2010
Noted civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks, former executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and former executive board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died on April 15 at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Building Bridges Interviews Clayborne Carson and Vincent Harding
April 15, 2010
April 14, 1967 Dr. King delivered a troubled speech, The Other America, made against the background of urban rebellions, pleas for black power, and the Vietnam War. The speech was masterful, and riveting expounding on the threats of militarism, racism, and economic degradation and wealth disparity – the promise of American and the reality of its duality based on race and class. Dr. Clayborne Carson and Dr. Vincent Harding discuss Dr. King, the context for the Other America then and now.