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It's not enough for Jews to talk about Martin Luther King, Jr and Rabbi Abraham Heschel. We need to talk about racial injustice going on... [Read More]
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson told a packed church Sunday that Aretha Franklin is not only remembered for her music, but for her contribution to the... [Read More]
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Many of you may have never heard of Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981) and his importance for the Civil Rights Movement, so I think it is... [Read More]
I grew up in Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement. As a child, after Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, I watched his funeral procession... [Read More]
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From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked... [Read More]
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Jack Kanthal/AP Jim Crow, the system of laws that advanced segregation and black disenfranchisement, began in the North — not the South, as... [Read More]
Did you ever wonder what you would have done if you had been an adult living in Germany when Hitler rose to power?  Did you... [Read More]
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The Center for the Study of the American West, in a joint effort between West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College, will present screenings of... [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin performed all over the world, but her heart was never far from her hometown of Detroit. That's where her funeral will be held,... [Read More]
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Franklin sang at the New Bethel Baptist Church, where her father was pastor, and organized the famous Walk to Freedom... [Read More]
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BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com When one researches the history of the Civil Rights movement, the role Oklahoma City played in sparking the national... [Read More]
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Inspired by the attention given to students efforts at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, sit-ins were staged throughout the South in the... [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin was dubbed the Queen of Soul and a singing sensation. Her songs became the sound of the Civil Rights movement. With her passing... [Read More]
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An Oklahoma City woman who helped usher in the civil rights movement says spending weekends protesting made for an unusual childhood but taught valuable lessons. [Read More]
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​Aretha Franklin's greatness centered on her miraculous artistic genius as well as perfect timing. She'd spend the better part of the... [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at her home in Detroit at the age of 76. For decades, Aretha Franklin has been celebrated... [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin became the voice of the civil rights movement in 1967, when her cover of Otis Redding's "Respect" became an international sensation. Franklin was... [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin's song "Respect" became a battle cry for black America. The Queen of Soul was a close friend of the Rev. Martin Luther King... [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin, who died on Thursday at the age of 76, will be remembered as the iconic "Queen of Soul." [Read More]
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A panel will meet with a local audience to discuss the role of black churches in America's civil rights movement. . For the latest stories... [Read More]
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