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Scene outside White House right now. Small protest gathering from answercoalition.org announcing their march on Capitol this Saturday at 12pm in opposition to United States military involvement in Syria.

Scene outside White House right now. Small protest gathering from answercoalition.org announcing their march on Capitol this Saturday at 12pm in opposition to United States military involvement in Syria.

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Happy 50th anniversary, Washington-Moscow Hotline—it became operational on 30 August 1963 (NSA photo enhanced by Jerry Proc)

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Happy 50th anniversary, Washington-Moscow Hotline—it became operational on 30 August 1963 (NSA photo enhanced by Jerry Proc)

"Rosanell Eaton, age 92, was one of the first African-Americans to vote in [20th century] North Carolina — even as the state tried its best to stop her. When she reached the age of eligibility back in the 1940s, as a prerequisite for registering to vote (reserved only for African-Americans), Eaton was forced to recite the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. She passed this literacy test with flying colors. From that day forward, she worked to help other members of her community register and vote, even in the face of crosses burned on her front lawn and gunshots fired below her bedroom window as menacing retaliation for her faithful efforts to expand the franchise.”
Eaton was recently arrested in North Carolina for her participation in the Moral Monday Protests.

"Rosanell Eaton, age 92, was one of the first African-Americans to vote in [20th century] North Carolina — even as the state tried its best to stop her. When she reached the age of eligibility back in the 1940s, as a prerequisite for registering to vote (reserved only for African-Americans), Eaton was forced to recite the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. She passed this literacy test with flying colors. From that day forward, she worked to help other members of her community register and vote, even in the face of crosses burned on her front lawn and gunshots fired below her bedroom window as menacing retaliation for her faithful efforts to expand the franchise.”

Eaton was recently arrested in North Carolina for her participation in the Moral Monday Protests.

Scenes of Civic Action and Remembrance in the Nation’s Capital.

Fellas from Baltimore out at the March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Fellas from Baltimore out at the March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Lucious Christopher (L.C.) Bates, founder of the Arkansas State Press Newspaper. Under his direction, the State Press waged a weekly statewide battle against Jim Crow segregation. Bates, helped lead the fight that resulted in the admittance of the first nine black students to Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. L.C. Bates passed away today 33 years ago.
Bates is seen here testifying before a joint meeting of the Arkansas Senate and House, January 1969. 
Source: Zinn Education Project

Lucious Christopher (L.C.) Bates, founder of the Arkansas State Press Newspaper. Under his direction, the State Press waged a weekly statewide battle against Jim Crow segregation. Bates, helped lead the fight that resulted in the admittance of the first nine black students to Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. L.C. Bates passed away today 33 years ago.
Bates is seen here testifying before a joint meeting of the Arkansas Senate and House, January 1969.
Source: Zinn Education Project