Browsing Category 'Civil Rights Reporting'

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By Brittni Straseske When visitors walk in to the Alabama Department of Archives and History exhibit “Alabama Voices,” a wall of faces is there to greet them. They are enlarged photographs of historic Alabamians. They serve as both an outline of Alabama’s past and a foreshadow of what the exhibit will reveal. “Alabama Voices” strives […]

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By Jessica Tremmel & Kayla Peche Winifred Green does not count the awards, documentaries or books written about her civil rights activism as gain. Instead, she takes pride in her work with young women, helping them to believe in themselves and preparing them to be productive people, working for economic and social justice.  One young […]

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Raymond Bartlette

By Amy Hahn It is not hard to find colorful characters and exuberant personalities in the Big Easy, but one team of street performers aims to have the audience learn from its performance. From New Orleans to New York, Raymond Bartlette and The Calypso Tumblers spread the message of strength and character. The self-taught group leader, […]

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Heifer Village

By Jessie Tremmel Heifer International has set 20.7 million families on a path towards prosperity, according to the Heifer International website. Students on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage visited Heifer International headquarters on Saturday, March 22. Heifer International is a non-profit with a mission to work with communities to end world hunger […]

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By Kayla Menzie Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most recognized leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. His sermons and messages of empowerment embody the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. On April 4, 1968, King’s life came to an abrupt end when he was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine […]

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By Mackenzie Miller  Montgomery, Ala., is the home of memorable boycotts, marches more than 20,000 strong, and a segregated past that identifies the city as a key player in the civil rights movement. In order to better understand that history, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students participating in the spring 2014 Civil Rights Pilgrimage made stops […]

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By Jessica Amaris Dehumanization. Isolation. Terror. More than 100 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students experienced a small portion of what African  slaves lived during their voyage from Africa to America. “Going through how they [the slaves] experienced it, that wasn’t even the half of it,” Civil Rights Pilgrimage coordinator and third -ime participant, John Junker […]

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By Chelsea Emory   John Solomon Sandridge is The Black-Artist. He is not just an artist; he is The Black-Artist. Sandridge said growing up he was always called a ‘black kid’ by everyone, including his own family. His art work is currently displayed at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Ala. Today, he embraces […]

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By Breane Lyga Beaten with a lead pipe in Birmingham, Ala., Charles Person suffered injuries that would last most of his life. Trapped on a burning bus, Hank Thomas and fellow passengers escaped only when the back of the bus threatened to explode and the angry mob holding them captive backed away to safety. Beaten, […]

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Visual artist Brandan Odums

A local artist paints Civil Rights Heroes on abandoned buildings in the Ninth Ward. By Kelsie McMahon and Hannah Critchfield Visual artist, Brandan “Bmike” Odums, created paintings of Civil Rights heroes on the walls of damaged buildings in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. While not everyone agrees with his medium of art, his message is to celebrate […]

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