The 6888th postal battalion was a shining star during WWII, showing the world how African American women could serve alongside their fellow countrymen and women. Mary McLeod Bethune is the reason the 6888 exists…join us as we tell you how she made that happen.
Richard and Mildred Loving’s story is a beautiful testament to the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit. The couple’s fight to be recognized as a legally married interracial couple ultimately led to a landmark Supreme Court decision that desegregated marriage in the United States. Today, we’ll take a closer look atContinue reading “Podcast Episode 52: The desegregation of marriage in America: Loving vs Virginia”
The Loving v. Virginia case was a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws in the country in 1967. The case centered around Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and a black woman who were married in Virginia in 1958, and were subsequently arrested forContinue reading “The history of Loving vs Virginia”
Funny that it took a year and over 50 videos for us to finally introduce ourselves. However, our live stream from Colonial Williamsburg provided the perfect opportunity for us to talk about how the channel started, what we have learned, and where we think we can take it in the future. Join us! Who isContinue reading “Walk With History Introduction”
Emmett Till’s murder trial inspired the likes of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. Today I visit the Tallahatchie County Courthouse and walk in the footsteps of those present for those historic 67 minutes. 67 minutes is all it took for an all white jury to deliberate after a 5 day trial and come toContinue reading “After Emmett Till”
Today I visited the locations of Emmett Till’s kidnapping, murder, and eventual discovery. While these were not easy to find, it was important to walk through these historical locations to help remember this tragic event that sparked the Civil Rights movement in America. Rosa Parks said that she thought of Emmett Till when she refusedContinue reading “The Timeline, Locations, and Death of Emmett Till (part 2 of 3)”
Emmett Till’s murder in August of 1955 inspired the civil rights icons like Rosa Parks and Marin Luther King Jr. igniting the Civil Rights movement in America. In Part 1 of our 3 part mini series, we visit Money, Mississippi; the site of Bryant’s Grocery where Carolyn Bryant falsely accused Emmett Till of assault. Intro:Continue reading “What Happened to Emmett Till? (part 1 of 3)”