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Broward County to commemorate "the colored beach" PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2009
sue_gunzburger.jpgU/MIAMI NEWS SERVICE

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park may only be five miles long, but its shore holds more than 50 years of history.  At a time when Broward County beaches were segregated, the park’s “colored” beach became the only place where African Americans could swim.

 

 

 
At 100, NAACP fights to keep struggle alive PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2009

myrlie_evers-williams.jpg(AP) _ The bookends of the NAACP's century testify to the change it has wrought.

In 1908, a race riot in Springfield, Ill., left at least seven people dead and led to the birth of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 2008, Barack Obama, who had launched his campaign just blocks from where Springfield's blood once spilled, became the first African-American president.

 
Chris Brown's squeaky-clean image falters PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 February 2009

rihanna_and_chris_brown.jpgLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Singer Chris Brown's arrest in connection with an alleged assault of a woman has potentially devastating implications for the 19-year-old heartthrob because it unravels the charming, wholesome image that fans know and love.

 
Teen's bus defiance set stage for Rosa Parks PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 February 2009

claudette_colvin.gifPORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ More than 50 years after her refusal to surrender her bus seat to a white woman set the stage for a similar act of defiance by Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin is finally getting her due as a civil rights pioneer.

 
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