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5 Forgotten Protests of Generation X

Generation X school children protest cuts to welfare in the Children’s March For Survival, Washington D.C. on March 25, 1972. | Source: Washington Spark on Flickr

[© Matt Herron] Mississippi Freedom Summer. 1964. Teaching in a Freedom School. A must see link! "The atmosphere in the class is unbelievable. It is what every teacher dreams about — real, honest enthusiasm and desire to learn anything and everything. The girls come to class of their own free will. They respond to everything that is said. They are excited about learning. They drain me of everything that I have to offer so that I go home at night completely exhausted but very happy in… | Caswell Holt | Alamance County Klansmen attacked Caswell Holt for the first time in the late fall of 1868. One of Edwin Holt's former slaves, thirty-three year old Caswell lived and sharecropped with his wife and nine children in an old schoolhouse on Jeremiah "Colonel Jerry" Holt's land. Reasons for the White Brotherhood's initial raid on Holt remain unclear. According to the testimony of Klansmen, Holt--like many other freedmen assaulted by the Klan--wa...

Selma's children: The young marchers who could and did

When MLK, Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, the marchers and supporters were of all races, backgrounds — and ages.

Dorothy Counts now Mrs. Dorothy Counts-Scoggins rather than permanently quitting the city that failed her, she moved back 3 years later to earn her degree from Johnson C. Smith University. Except for a couple early years spent living in New York City, she has lived here ever since. Here, Counts is being interviewed at the very school that jeered at her. One of its school buildings named after her.

Distribution of Enslaved Africans in the Americas “Of the estimated ten million men, women, and children who survived the Middle Passage, approximately 450,000 Africans disembarked on North America’s shores. They thus represented only a fraction—5 percent—of those transported during the 350-year history of the international slave trade. Brazil and the Caribbean each received about nine times as many Africans.” Africans in America, In Motion: The African American Migration Experience