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Alabama Civil Rights Site Declared National Historic Landmark
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Today, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, made famous on Bloody Sunday, was declared at National Historic Landmark, along with 12 other sites, by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. ...

Congressman John Lewis Tells the Story of the March from Selma to Montgomery (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 6:21pm | Type: Blog

Congressman John Lewis boarded my bus from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, and this living testament to nonviolent activism told us his story. This past weekend, The Faith and Politi ...

Martin Luther King Day: Healing Prayer and the Lies We Believe
Originally Posted: 01/16/2012 - 7:12pm | Type: Blog

member with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship in 1996, when I had my first experience of healing ...

Farewell to Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Hero
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer and giant of the civil rights movement, died Wednesday at 89. The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer and giant of the civil rights m ...

The Police Motorcade: A Sign of Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Over the past few days, I've had the privilege of representing <a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine">Sojourners magazine</a> at the annual <a title="Faith and Polit ...

Peace is Patriotic: Anabaptists and the National Anthem
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

The recent decision by Goshen (IN) College to begin playing an instrumental version of the U.S. The recent decision by Goshen (IN) College to begin playing an instrumental version ...

50 Years Later: From a Sit-in to a Civil Rights Museum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Feb. 1, 1960, four African-American students sat down at the "whites-only" lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. As I child, I was told by my late fathe ...

John Hope Franklin: Scholar, Activist, Truth-teller
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>John Hope Franklin lived through most of the twentieth century. He was a gentle man, a scholar, an activist, and a truth-teller. He studied history and he helped to make it.</p> ...

Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-bio-john-lewis"></a>I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to ...

My Obama Inauguration Benediction: A Singular Moment in Time
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

You would think attempting to summarize my feelings on having been asked to deliver the Benediction at the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama-would be simple. In fact, it's quite a challenge; gi ...

Nonviolence Begets Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The dynamics of "violence begets violence" are simple and probably understood by everyone who has ever been in a fight. The dynamics of "violence begets violence&qu ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...