Tag Archives: Post–Civil Rights Era African-American history

29Apr/17

LA riots attacker speaks out on 25th anniversary

Twenty five years after Henry Keith Watson took part in a brutal attack on white truck driver Reginald Denny – an incident that helped spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots – he says current disparities and racism in south LA could easily incite people to riot again.
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22Sep/16

National Guard deploys in Charlotte

National Guard troops are deployed in Charlotte following second night of violent protests sparked by a fatal police shooting of a black man.

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08Aug/16

Hundreds protest fatal shooting of black teen by Chicago police

Hundreds of people gathered to protest the fatal shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by Chicago police. Continue reading

19Jan/16

Black Lives Matter protest shuts down the Bay Bridge

A Black Lives Matter protest shut down the Bay Bridge in San Francisco causing hundreds of cars to get stuck in a massive traffic jam.

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24Nov/15

Several people shot, wounded near Minnesota protest site

Several people are shot and wounded near a protest area after an unarmed black man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer a week ago.

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11Oct/15

Farrakhan praises protesters behind Black Lives Matter

Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan praises the protesters behind Black Lives Matter, as he addresses crowds at a “Justice or Else” rally in Washington, commemorating the Million Man March 20 years later.

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11Oct/15

“Justice or Else” rally marks 20 years since Million Man March

(REUTERS) – United in their call to end racial and economic injustice, thousands of activists rallied with the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who led the first Million Man March 20 years ago.
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11Oct/15

Black Americans call for changes on Million Man March anniversary

USA-Million Man March

China Central Television (CCTV)- Tens of thousands of black men and women from across the United States gathered at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, calling for changes in policing and social justice for black communities.
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10Aug/15

Man critical after exchange of gunfire in Ferguson – police

A man who fired at police during protests in Ferguson is in a critical condition after being wounded in a gun battle with officers, St. Louis county police chief says.

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09Aug/15

Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Bernie Sanders event in Seattle

Bernie Sanders is forced to leave the stage after a handful of Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt his rally.

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