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civil rights

Common read
An activist's history
Published Aug 29, 2018
First-year students read, discuss Jo Ann Gibson Robinson's memoir 'The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It'
Race in America
Beyond 'I Have a Dream'
Published April 27, 2018
Friends of Martin Luther King Jr. reflect on his 'Drum Major Instinct' sermon of 1968
Race in America
A 'radically different' reflection
Published April 24, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.'s words fuel 'The Drum Major Instinct,' which comes to JHU on April 26
Hopkins history
'A time of great pain'
Published April 11, 2018
JHU's Homewood campus was largely insulated from the unrest following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, but many on campus were moved to action
Women's history month
Harriet Tubman, real-life action hero
Published March 8, 2018
Maryland-born abolitionist and humanitarian is 'as heroic as it gets,' says historian N. D. B. Connolly
MLK Commemoration
Civil rights icon Minnijean Brown Trickey headlines annual event
Published Jan 9, 2018
She was a member of the Little Rock Nine, nine teens selected to desegregate Central High School in Arkansas in 1957 after Brown v. Board of Education decision
Q+A
'Rise' revisited
Published April 14, 2016
Peabody's Judah Adashi brings his choral reflection on America's civil rights struggles to Baltimore
Flagpole protest
Taking down an 'intolerable' symbol
Published Feb 11, 2016 Video
Bree Newsome, who brought down Confederate flag in S.C., speaks at JHU
MLK Jr. commemoration
Honoring two legacies
Published Jan 8, 2016 Video
34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration is first without event's founder, Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., who died in April at 70
MLK Jr. commemoration
'March for justice continues'
Published Jan 15, 2015
Civil rights advocate Morris Dees urges tolerance, denounces 'fear of diversity' at annual Johns Hopkins tribute to MLK Jr.'s legacy