civil rights http://kmuw.org en New Exhibit Details Events of 'Freedom Summer' http://kmuw.org/post/new-exhibit-details-events-freedom-summer <p></p><p>The <a href="http://tkaamuseum.net/">Kansas African American Museum</a> opened a new show this past weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 36428 at http://kmuw.org New Exhibit Details Events of 'Freedom Summer' Another Piece of the Civil Rights Fight http://kmuw.org/post/another-piece-civil-rights-fight <p>On June 19th 1964, the Senate passed the Civil Rights Act, breaking the 83-day filibuster by Southern Democrats. While this act is recognized as a groundbreaking piece of civil rights legislation for African Americans, it also held the key to future civil rights advancements and protections for women.</p><p>Two days before the final vote, Representative Howard W. Smith, a powerful Democrat from Virginia, added <em>sex</em> as a protected class to Title VII, a section that prohibits discrimination by employers. Historians have been wondering about his motivations ever since.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robin Henry 36024 at http://kmuw.org Another Piece of the Civil Rights Fight Past And Present: A Major Landmark In The Fight For Civil Rights http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-major-landmark-fight-civil-rights <p>This year marks the 60th anniversary of the celebrated civil rights case, <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em>. However, on May 3, 1954, two weeks before the <em>Brown</em> ruling, the Supreme Court delivered another important decision in the American Civil Rights movement.</p><p>In <em>Hernandez v. Texas</em>, the court declared that the 14th Amendment’s right to equal protection extended to all racial and ethnic groups. In 1951, Texas convicted an agricultural worker named Pedro Hernandez of murdering Joe Espinosa.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robin Henry 34022 at http://kmuw.org Past And Present: A Major Landmark In The Fight For Civil Rights Past and Present: The Anniversary Of A Continuing Battle http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-anniversary-continuing-battle <p></p><p>This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This landmark legislation made it illegal to discriminate against someone based upon their race or place of birth.</p><p>Before 1964, the experiences of transplanted Africans in this country were dramatically influenced by slavery and Jim Crow racial segregation. During the past 50 years, many African Americans, under the protection of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, have achieved a level of social and economic mobility that their ancestors could only have dreamt of.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 30666 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: The Anniversary Of A Continuing Battle Past and Present: How Brown v. BOE Could Have Happened Earlier http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-how-brown-v-boe-could-have-happened-earlier <p></p><p>2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark civil rights case, <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em>. However, Brown could have been decided one year earlier, if not for some unusual circumstances that brought the lawyers back to the Supreme Court to argue the case… for a second time. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Robin Henry 28279 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: How Brown v. BOE Could Have Happened Earlier Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-lee-daniels-butler <p></p><p></p><p>I have been maligning <em>Lee Daniels' The Butler</em> as a movie without a central storyline, but my powers of prophecy were weak: its story is the whole civil rights movement, from beginning lunch counters to South African apartheid and the Reagan administration. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 22605 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler Governor Marks 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington http://kmuw.org/post/governor-marks-50th-anniversary-march-washington <p>Gov. Sam Brownback Wednesday signed a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:22:36 +0000 Stephen Koranda 22613 at http://kmuw.org Human Rights Advocate And Peace Activist To Speak Friday http://kmuw.org/post/human-rights-advocate-and-peace-activist-speak-friday <p>Tom Hayden, internationally known human rights and peace activist, former California state legislator, and Freedom Rider will speak Friday at the Peace &amp; Social Justice Center's 20th anniversary dinner.</p><p>Hayden will share his long-time experience in peace, justice and environment movements. He spent years on the forefront of the anti-Vietnam War movement and is against the war in Afghanistan. He says in the '60s, President Lyndon Johnson said that the United States could afford guns and butter, meaning the Vietnam War and domestic programs.</p><p>"He was wrong," says Hayden.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:58:06 +0000 Carla Eckels 9539 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 12.07.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-120712 <p><em>Pompeo tells reporters he is pessimistic about the Fiscal Cliff; KS Senators are considering redrawing political boundaries again; Peace advocate and civil rights advocate to speak in Wichita Friday.</em></p><p><strong>Pompeo Pessimistic About 'Fiscal Cliff'</strong></p><p>Kansas U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo is pessimistic about the ability of Congress and President Obama to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:24:52 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9541 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 12.07.12