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Tag Archives: Activism
Light. A. Fire.
“Following bureaucratic etiquette, more times than not, perpetuates a mess of red tape that always ensnares progress for marginalized communities.”
New Exhibit Coming Soon!
March 13, 2020 will be the last day to view the current exhibit in the Special Collections & Archives Exhibit room, “A Century of Mystery and Intrigue”. Our new exhibit, “Earth Day 50”, will be opening in April to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day: April 22, 1970. “Earth Day 50” isContinue reading “New Exhibit Coming Soon!”
What They Fought: Resistance to Integration and the Path to the 1956 Tallahassee Bus Boycott
In the spring of 1956, after students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson from Florida A&M University, were arrested and jailed for refusing to leave the “whites only” section of a Tallahassee bus, the African-American community of the city rallied together to boycott the city bus service and take a stand for their civil rights andContinue reading “What They Fought: Resistance to Integration and the Path to the 1956 Tallahassee Bus Boycott”
Poetic Activism and Ruby Dee
Glowchild, and other Poems, published in 1972, is an anthology of works by black poets on the subjects of “nature, passion, politics, hope, peace, freedom, and other topics, gathered primarily with the inner-city youth in mind” (Catalog Description). The included poems were selected by Ruby Dee, poet, playwright, actress, journalist, and lifelong activist. Nature andContinue reading “Poetic Activism and Ruby Dee”