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Ferguson, Missouri... What's Next?

The grand jury decision has shocked some, dismayed others, and confirmed what many believe -- justice for young African American men is applied haphazardly at best. But the more concerning questions for me loom around the lack of transparency and due process. While many in Ferguson, MO and around the world believe nothing short of a guilty verdict would be acceptable, the fact that the accused doesn't even have to go trial is most concerning.   I've asked myself over and... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Thursday, November 27, 2014

Justice Delayed?

by Ryan M. Jones   November 21, 2014   On March 28, 1997, Dexter King, the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. walked inside of a Tennessee Penitentiary to meet the man who has been convicted as his father’s assassination.   James Earl Ray, at age 79 did not stutter when asked by Dexter, “Did you shoot my father?”   Ray responded “No sir, I did not.”   With that, the King family publicly supported... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Monday, November 24, 2014

Exercising our Civil Right (…and Civic Responsibility) to VOTE! - by President Terri Lee Freeman

Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President   November 4, 2014   It is a privilege and honor to be the new President of the National Civil Rights Museum.  And what better time to introduce myself than Election Day 2014.   It’s been stated over and over during this election season that mid-term elections are just as important, if not more so, than the presidential elections.  What’s up for grabs?  Frankly, the future.  While it... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Monday, November 3, 2014