Category Archives: Activism
There are many great women of black history; there are the trailblazers like Harriet Tubman, who literally blazed a trail to freedom for hundreds of slaves. There is Ruby Bridges, who at the age of six became the first student … Continue reading
With all the presidential campaign debates taking place lately, I’m inclined to once again review the awesome children’s book Grace for President – a picture book that is both educational and entertaining. Children will love Grace for President because it teaches … Continue reading
“We will bring change through our voice.”
“Our words can change the world” Continue reading
On Ruby’s first day, a large crowd of angry white people gathered outside.
The people carried signs that said they didn’t want black children in a white school.
People called Ruby names; some wanted to hurt her… the marshals carried guns.
Ruby would hurry through the crowd and not say a word. Continue reading
Today is International Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated in honor of Nelson Mandela, the beloved civil rights leader of South Africa, who became president after 27 years in exile. In honor of this day, I am re-posting my February review of … Continue reading
As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson tells the story of how two unlikely men, one Christian, one Jewish, who shared one common goal – to fight injustice, which brought them together to … Continue reading