Tag Archives: Civil Rights

1963: A Tumultuous Day

Front and back of New York Times file photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. From a collection entitled “Unpublished Black History,” online here. Here is the story behind the King portrait: Consider the close-up of Dr. King above. It is … Continue reading

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1943: Lena Horne Doesn’t Entertain Racism

From Bartlett’s Book of Anecdotes (2000): Al Duckett, a freelance journalist during World War II, recounts the following story about Lena Horne: “She had been sent to a camp in the south to entertain the troops. She was scheduled to … Continue reading

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1845: Frederick Douglass Visits Ireland

Shortly after the 1845 publication of his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Frederick Douglass left the US for a two-year tour of Ireland and Britain. During his time in Ireland, he befriended and appeared on … Continue reading

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