Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

67 years ago today a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and sparked the Civil Rights movement. We all know the story: An older Black woman, coming home from a long day at work, stays in her seat on a bus because she is...
Iranian Women Heroes

Iranian Women Heroes

Say their names: Elnaz Rekabi, Mahsa Amini, Masih Alinejad, Romina Ashrafi, Ghazal and the women of Iran who have stood against brutal oppression by their government or have fallen victim to gender-based violence. 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran and...
Dorothy Counts

Dorothy Counts

September 4, 1957 A 15 year old girl starts her first day at school. She is met by her fellow students and many of their parents, who jeer at her, call her names, throw garbage and rocks at her. Girls, encouraged by their parents, spit on her. Dorothy Counts was one...
Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

November 14, 1960 A little girl starts her first day at school. She is 6 years old, and entering the first grade. Wearing a brand new jumper and Mary Jane shoes, she walks up the steps to her school with her mom and four very big men by her side.  There is a crowd...
“Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate”

“Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate”

On this national holiday when we recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, it is worthwhile to consider his courage in defying not only the violence of racism displayed at events such as bloody sunday, but also the violence advocated by the black power movement. King himself...
Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Boynton Robinson

The image of a woman left for dead by state police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Montgomery, Alabama was one of many that galvanized public support for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But who was this woman marching with John Lewis, Hosea Williams and Rosa Parks on...