Category: Civil Rights Movement

Bree Newsome

On June 27, 2015 Brittany Ann Byuarium “Bree” Newsome burst into the national spotlight in the wake of the racial murders at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston when she scaled the 30-foot flagpole of the South Carolina capitol building to take down the flag. The Confederate battle flag had been proudly shown by the… Read more »

GEORGE LAKEY

“The essence of the work I do is to love.” I know George through various activist projects in the Philadelphia area.  I’ve even gone to “folk sings” at his home in West Philly–one of my unfulfilled goals is to join him in singing Handel’s Messiah.  But things changed when I attended my first Training for Social… Read more »

MYLES HORTON (1905-1990)

“If people have a position on something and you try to argue them into changing it, you’re going to strengthen that position. If you want to change people’s ideas, you shouldn’t try to convince them intellectually. What you need to do is get them into a situation where they’ll have to act on ideas, not… Read more »

The Freedom Singers

Author Daniel Buttry writes ‘The World Music Festival,’ a series of profiles with videos of musical peacemakers. Here he reports on The Freedom Singers.

Mahalia Jackson

Author Daniel Buttry writes ‘The World Music Festival,’ a series of profiles with videos of musical peacemakers. Here he reports on Mahalia Jackson.