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Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

By Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of...

Nashville Freedom Rider Ernest ‘Rip’ Patton Dies at 81

By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press Ernest “Rip” Patton, a member of the Nashville Freedom Riders and civil rights leader, has died, the Freedom Rides Museum...

Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 99

By Brian Witte, Associated Press Gloria Richardson, an influential yet largely unsung civil rights pioneer whose determination not to back down while protesting racial inequality...