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Blog Posts by Subject: Civil rights

An Interview With Titus Kaphar

Artist Titus Kaphar and The Jerome Project makes those impacted by our criminal justice system visible and human rather than statistics of mass incarceration and criminalization.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage" by Selina Alko

Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter were living a fulfilled and happy life in Virginia. They wanted to turn their relationship into the committed partnership of marriage, but in 1958 in Virginia, interracial marriage was illegal.Read More ›

200 Adult Literacy Students See 'Selma'

Because of the generosity of an Aguilar volunteer tutor, almost 200 Harlem, Aguilar and St. Agnes students, staff and volunteers had the opportunity to see Selma on Wednesday and Thursday, February 11 and 12 at the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem. Read More ›

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and DVDs For Children

On Monday, January 19, 2015 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some book and DVD recomendations about Martin Luther King Jr. for children.Read More ›

Selma Reading List

A reading list for all ages to accompany the movie Selma.Read More ›

Classroom Connections: World War II and the Double V Campaign (Gr. 10-12)

"The Pittsburgh Courier drew its inspiration for the Double V campaign from a letter by James G. Thompson of Wichita, Kansas, published in the January 31, 1942 issue. Thompson, in his letter titled 'Should I Sacrifice to Live 'Half American?',' advocated for a 'double VV' for a dual victory over enemies to the country and enemies—opposed to equality, justice, and democracy—at home. In its next issue, on February 7, the Courier displayed Double V drawings emphasizing the theme 'Democracy, At Home, Abroad.' The paper announced the Double V campaign the next week, declaring 

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