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The Establishment's Blog – February 2014 Archive (4)

Black History: Ruby Bridges, "first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South"

"Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South", which she entered on November 14, 1960.

"As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all the teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Henry…

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Added by The Establishment on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Black History: Watch 'The Black Power Mixtape'

"Footage documenting the Black Power movement in the United States, shot by a group of Swedish journalists"? Just what the doctor ordered! Don't miss 'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975'. Featuring many of the leaders of the Black Power movement, such as Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale and Eldridge Cleaver. Really powerful.…

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Added by The Establishment on February 10, 2014 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

Brooklyn Stand UP! Taking On Poverty In Brooklyn

NYC: Join us at "BROOKLYN STAND UP!", a panel event that will bring together policy experts, media commentators and activists for a discussion on poverty in the community. Featuring Michaela Angela Davis of  "MAD Free with Michaela…

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Added by The Establishment on February 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"How to write a great letter to the editor" from ONE.org

This is the first in a series of monthly blog posts about being a great activist from ONE.

By Emily Walker, ONE marketing manager…

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Added by The Establishment on February 4, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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