Civil Rights Newsletter for 04-23-05

Civil Rights Newsletter for 04-23-05

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What‘s New?

We are expanding on our Civil Rights Heroes series! Our last article is entitled Unsung Civil Rights Hero: Coretta Scott King and celebrates the life and achievements of this hero-in-her-own-right who is quite often overshadowed by her famous husband.

This Month In Civil Rights History

On April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. On April 19, 1866, African American citizens of Washington, D.C., staged a huge celebration. Approximately 5,000 people marched up Pennsylvania Ave. Just a short decade and a half prior to this, the sight of slave auctions, auction blocks, and men, women and children in chains were a common sight of everyday life in D.C.

Civil Rights Trivia Game

The social security program began with the 'Social Security Act of 1935'. What was it originally titled?

If you know the answer, please e-mail me. All who answer correctly, will see their names published in the next newsletter. (Sorry, no other tangible prizes yet!)

Civil Rights News You Can Use

What do you get when you mix a sense of entitlement with blind parental devotion? Well? Easy: the makings of a lawsuit involving a 16-year old boy in perpetual Halloween garb and his devoted mother. Read about this lip-sticky story and be amazed ...“Calif. Boy Says He's Suspended for Makeup“.

Featured Book Of The Week

“The Supreme Court Endorses Terrorists’ Rights, Flag Burning, and Importing Foreign Law. Is that in the Constitution? You’re right: It’s not. But these days the Constitution is no restraint on our out-of-control Supreme Court. The Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones purely on its own arbitrary whims. ... In Men in Black, radio talk show host and legal scholar Mark R. Levin dissects the judicial tyranny that is robbing us of our freedoms ...” (From the publisher)

Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America
Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America

Musing Of The Week

Ignorance, forgetfulness, or contempt of the rights of man are the only causes of public misfortunes and of the corruption of governments. (French National Assembly)

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