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Randolph Hollingsworth

Killers of the Dream by Lillian Smith (1949) : New Georgia Encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Relates well to the lessons Anne Braden sought to teach us all here in Kentucky
Randolph Hollingsworth

Helen Caise Wade - Woman who broke color barrier visits Rosa Parks Elementary School - 0 views

  • Wade was the first African-American to attend a white public school in Fayette County when she took a summer school class at Lafayette High School in 1955.
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    Jennifer Jones, a teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary school in Lexington, invited Helen Caise Wade to speak with her students about integrating an all-white school in Lexington in 1955.
Randolph Hollingsworth

UC TV video of Angela Davis on US prisons and the 21st century abolitionist movement - 0 views

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    Former UC Santa Cruz prof and presidential candidate, Angela Y Davis in a video in 2008 discussing the trend toward jailing members of poor communities with mostly people of color. Her research today focuses on race, gender and imprisonment. This is an important topic for Kentucky as we listen to the Children's Law Center who is looking at why we have such high incarceration rates for our schoolchildren of color.
Randolph Hollingsworth

KY Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression - 0 views

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    This is the Louisville-based website for peace and justice activists in KY that also contains information about the mission and events of the KY chapter of the NAARPR (the national organization founded by Carl Braden and Angela Davis et al) - this loacl branch, according to Cate Fosl was Anne Braden's "central outlet for local activism" (p. 317 in SUBVERSIVE SOUTHERNER) from the 1970s on.
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Education and African American Females - 0 views

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    Education is one of the most important investments of any society. However, negative stigmitism, conflicting ideas, and neglect often infiltrate academia through racism in the U.S. education system. Carla O'Connor, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Michigan, conducted a study in that involved the experiences of three different African American females in the college education environment. A great study to read that dissects the issue of race and gender in American education.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Imperial Klans of America - Dawson Springs, KY - Southern Poverty Law Center database - 0 views

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    One of the largest groups of the KKK situated here in Kentucky.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Connie Lynch - in bio of Edward Fields, founder of National States Rights Party - on An... - 0 views

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    "In addition to nominating segregationist candidates for office, the party demonstrated frequently and sparked or participated in street violence in several states. In St. Augustine, Florida, in 1964, Connie Lynch, the NSRP's "official policy speaker," told a crowd of 800, "I favor violence to preserve the white race....In 1966 Lynch and four other party leaders were convicted and sent to prison for inciting a riot in Baltimore, and killings took place in the wake of NSRP rallies in Alabama in 1965 and in Kentucky in 1968." This organization gained followers from many different kinds of right-wing activists: Klansmen, White Citizens' Councils, conspiratorial anti-Communists and George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Urban League of Lexington releases "State of Black Lexington" report - 1 views

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    A report from a group that included people from the Urban League, the Lexington Commission on Race Relations, the University of Kentucky, the Office of the Mayor and other groups. The report includes a public opinion survey of 600 Fayette County residents (200 Whites, 200 Blacks, 200 Hispanics) by a reputable marketing communications and research firm.
Randolph Hollingsworth

KY native, Sophonisba Breckinridge, focus for Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender, Chi... - 1 views

  • November 12, 2010 Reform and Immigration in Chicago: Hull-House Alumnae in Action The Professor and the Prostitute: Sophonisba Breckinridge and the Morals Court in Depression-Era Chicago Anya Jabour, University of Montana In 1930, Sophonisba Breckinridge, Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, launched a campaign to investigate and reform legal procedures in the Morals Court, a specialized municipal court established to deal with accused prostitutes. Hailed as a model progressive reform at the time of its inception in 1913, by 1930 the Morals Court was plagued by routine violations of due process as well as charges of police corruption and institutionalized racism. Breckinridge1s campaign to secure civil rights for accused prostitutes offers a new perspective on the politics of prostitution and on feminist activism in the interwar period. Hilda Satt Polacheck (1882-1967): Worker, Writer, ‘Hull House Girl'Bridget K. O'Rourke, Elmhurst College Commentator: Rima Lunin Schultz, Independent Scholar
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    If you are planning to be in Chicago on November 12th, register for this terrific seminar on Sophonisba Breckinridge. Anya Jabour, an excellent historian, will be presenting a paper for discussion about a campaign by this innovative professor to reform the way the police and the court treated women of color.
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