In January 1955, a group of Morgan State University students sat down at the lunch counter of a Read’s drugstore at Howard and Lexington streets, a key event in the nation’s then-nascent civil-rights movement (the chain soon changed its policy and started serving blacks and whites together). These counter stools, from the original Read’s, are on display in the Morgan State University student center.
Rest in peace Trayvon Martin. Today, 2 years ago he was killed shortly after his 17th birthday. I going to keep posting this until KILLING A BLACK MEN & THE SON OF A BLACK MOTHER IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS KILLING A WHITE MEN. People ask why we give so much attention to this case and why do we care so much? We care so much & give this case so much attention because this is not the first time something like this has happened, it’s becoming a problem and it was about time media shed some light on it. This is about more than race, how are we allowing African Americans to get killed because of people feeling or thinking we are a threat or harm to them(not because we actually threaten them but because they THOUGHT WE WERE A THREAT). I think people had a right to feel some way about this case, this was a teenager who was killed for walking home with A DRINK ,CANDY, and a HOODIE ON IN FEBRUARY because he “LOOKED SUSPICIOUS”
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[Ella Baker, civil rights activist]
“Coretta Scott King, the wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tuesday called on the civil rights community to join in the struggle against homophobia and anti-gay bias. “Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood,” King stated. “This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group.” – Chicago Defender, April 1, 1998