Reblogged from black-culture
On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped explosives containing C-4 on the roof of a house where members of the black liberation & social justice organization MOVE lived. Right before, police attacked the house with 10,000 rounds of ammunition in 90 minutes, knowing that children were inside. The house burned for 45 minutes before hoses were turned on.
Eleven people, including founder John Africa, five adults & five children were killed. The incident also destroyed 65 homes in the area, leaving 250 homeless. Witnesses reported police officers shooting at those trying to escape from the fire that ensued.
MOVE continues to advocate for prisoners’ rights & for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal & nine MOVE members who were found guilty of the murder of a police officer in 1978.
Reblogged from forcoloredgirlswhodgaf
You CANNOT tell me this shit did not make you PROUD to be black. Look at how amazing they are.
I use to have this whole sequence, the waltzes and all memorized cause it was so fucking fierce to me.
What is it?
It’s from The Wiz, the Black version (and better imho) of The Wizard of Oz. It’s a really beautiful movie from start to finish. It has Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in it too!
i loved this movie as a young one, but the wicked witch scared me sooo much and them gorillas lol. but yes, this was much better than the wizard of oz i believe as well. and well… as mentioned above, diana ross & michael jackson!
I know which Emerald City I’d rather go to.
Reblogged from manifestingwomanist
Born into slavery, Sojourner Truth was an outspoken slavery abolitionist and suffragist. In 1851, she delivered her famous "Ain’t I a Woman?" speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. In her speech, she challenged the women’s movement to include the experiences of women of color. Today we remember Sojourner for her historical contributions to justice and human rights.
Reblogged from manifestingwomanist
Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
- Cecil Moore, Municipal Government Official, Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist, Marine Corps Officer
Credit: “Cecil Moore gets out of county prison Thursday morning”, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA
- Dorothy Height, Civil Rights Activist, Women’s Rights Advocate, Human Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
Credit: Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-119481. [Height is shown here with the labor leader A. Philip Randolph, at a banquet c. 1970–1974.]
- Howard Fuller, Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Community Activist
Credit: Howard Fuller. [Pictured during his time as a community organizer in Durham, NC, 1960s.]
- A. Leon Higginbotham, Jurist / Judge, Civil Rights Activist
Credit: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.
- Ella Baker, Civil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Visual Materials from the NAACP Records [reproduction number, e.g. LC-USZ62-123456]
- Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Activist
Credit: Library of Congress, 1964. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-01267.
- James Farmer, Organization Founder / Official, Civil Rights Activist, Educator
Credit: Library of Congress. World Telegram & Sun photo by Walter Albertin, 1963. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-119481.
- Modjeska Simkins, Human Rights Activist, Political Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
Credit: Modjeska Monteith Simkins Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina. [Originally commissioned by the National Park Service.]
- Nettie Asberry, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist, Social Worker
Credit: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW23184 (Nettie Asberry).
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