Civil Rights Movement http://wfae.org en 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 http://wfae.org/post/50th-anniversary-civil-rights-act-1964 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">50</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the result of years of efforts and turbulence in America.&nbsp; Freedom rides, sit-ins, and open racism in education and employment were commonplace. The success of the act was the bipartisan work of many now- iconic American figures, including two presidents. We’ll hear the dramatic details about the effort to ensure freedom for all.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 53794 at http://wfae.org 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Soledad O'Brien On 'Black In America' & Documentarian Steve Crump's Series On 1963 http://wfae.org/post/soledad-obrien-black-america-documentarian-steve-crumps-series-1963 <strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Part One: Soledad O'Brien on 'Black in America.' </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Soledad O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, </span>documentarian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and author. You may remember her as an anchor for CNN, she also does work for Al </span>Jazeera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, HBO and National Geographic. She is responsible for CNN's 'Black in America' documentary series, which is intended to be a conversation starter about race in America. Now she's taking that conversation on the road in the form of a town hall and she's bringing it to Charlotte. As a person of mixed race, with a black Afro-Cuban mother and white Australian father of Irish descent, she has faced complicated questions about race herself, on camera and off. She has often had to answer questions like, "what are you?" Ahead of her 'Black in America Town Hall' tonight at Knight </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Soledad O'Brien joins us to share her story and discuss the challenging and often divisive issues of race, class, opportunity and social change.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 45233 at http://wfae.org Soledad O'Brien On 'Black In America' & Documentarian Steve Crump's Series On 1963 Civil Rights Activist Dr. Benjamin Chavis http://wfae.org/post/civil-rights-activist-dr-benjamin-chavis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By all accounts, Dr. Benjamin </span>Chavis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a North Carolina legacy. The civil rights leader was not only on the forefront of civil rights protests in the state as a student at </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charlotte but he went on to serve in national leadership roles for the NAACP, the Million Man March and more. In 2010 a major feature film was made in North Carolina titled </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Blood Done Sign My Name</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Dr. </span>Chavis’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> life and career was a focus of the film. Dr. </span>Chavis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns to </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charlotte for a slate of events, including a screening of the film. He’ll share highlights of his career and discuss civil rights in our time.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 45089 at http://wfae.org Civil Rights Activist Dr. Benjamin Chavis Hundreds Honor Franklin McCain's Legacy At Funeral http://wfae.org/post/hundreds-honor-franklin-mccains-legacy-funeral <p>Friends, family, university presidents and politicians gathered for the funeral of civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain Friday afternoon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. &nbsp;McCain was one of four African-American college students who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960 that helped spur sit-ins across the country.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:06:56 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43244 at http://wfae.org Hundreds Honor Franklin McCain's Legacy At Funeral Charlotte's Franklin McCain, One Of The Greensboro Four, Remembered At NC A&T http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-franklin-mccain-one-greensboro-four-remembered-nc <p>The funeral for civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain is Friday in Charlotte. McCain was one the four teenagers who sat down at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1st, 1960. Yesterday, close to 1,000 people turned out to his alma matter North Carolina A&amp;T State University to remember him. Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio was there and filed this report.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 03:32:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii/NC Public Radio 43185 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's Franklin McCain, One Of The Greensboro Four, Remembered At NC A&T