A record of the American civil rights movement. Included are speeches by Martin Luther King Jr, and his “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”, an interview with Rosa Parks, selections from “Malcolm X Speaks”; Black Panther Bobby Seale’s “Seize the Time”, a piece by Herman Badillo on the infamous Attica prison uprising; addresses by Harold Washington, Jesse Jackson, Nelson Mandela and much more…
Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause. In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara Johns led a walkout—the first public protest of its kind demanding racial equality in the U.S.—jumpstarting the American civil rights movement. Ridiculed by the white superintendent and school board, local newspapers, and others, and even after a cross was burned on the school grounds, Barbara and her classmates held firm and did not give up. Her school’s case went all the way to the Supreme Court and helped end segregation as part of Brown v. Board of Education.
Barbara Johns grew up to become a librarian in the Philadelphia school system. The Girl from the Tar Paper School mixes biography with social history and is illustrated with family photos, images of the school and town, and archival documents from classmates and local and national news media. The book includes a civil rights timeline, bibliography, and index.
Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the Deep South, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family—and thousands of others—in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.
I stopped creating original posts for a while, specifically around police brutality, in large part because my spirit just couldn’t take it. I community organize off the web, and I hear everyday from people who have been abused by police. On top of that, I witness the daily struggle in my own neighborhood. A couple kids on the block just were killed the other week. I needed my Tumblr to be an escape for a little while. Since my last original post on the topic though, nearly 100 people have been killed by the police. A lot of those have been under suspicious, easy bake stories. Just cause you’re not seeing their lives highlighted on your dash doesn’t mean this problem has been solved. Far from it. Keep educating yourself and most of all, stay woke.
source your art fucking source your art but do it in the antarctic so the source freezes in midair whiles youre sourcing off a building and the source turns to spears. impale me with frozen sources and then source on my butt corpse. im a fat gay and i want to go to source hell ftw
An absolute must read. Please inbox me some of your thoughts once you have. One thing I know is that we’ve got to stop having internal struggles/conflict on full display to the external world. It has us assed out to people who already want to see us fail. #staywoke #farfromover
I refuse to support MRAs/the MRM as they demand until I see one fucking MRA support women’s issues and fight for women’s rights. I’m done with it. This “fight with the MRAs, these are feminist issues” noise is bullshit until then; it’s just another case of men forcing themselves into a space that doesn’t want them because they’re men, damn it! And they’re the most important. And feminism should be tailored to their needs.
HI! So if you follow me, you know I’m really passionate about creating characters, but more importantly, I’m passionate about inspiring other people to do the same!
I know that since my middle school years there’s been a lot of intense closeting-up of people’s original/fan characters– my goal is to bring everybody back out into the light of day to share their stuff with everyone. No more shame, isolation, only constructive feedback and fun! No more “reblog if you know I have OCs” or “like if you don’t mind talking about characters”; no more “mary-sue witch hunts” or “your character sux mine is better” elitism. This is stuff we should actively share, celebrate, and discuss with each other as artists, musicians, writers, and as fellow creators of all kinds!
HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT I’VE FOUND FUN AND HELPFUL:
CHARAHUB.COM is a greeeeeat resource for making cute, concise profiles for your characters in list format! I made a more extensive post about how to use it and why it’s so great here, so if you’re interested, check out those links! And if you make a profile, follow me! I’ll always follow back and look through all your characters. It’s basically Christmas, for me~.
TV TROPES STORY GENERATOR – now, I know what you’re thinking: everybody knows about this already, or has used it thousands of times for homework, blah blah blah. BUT, by clicking around through different articles linked on the pages I get in the generator, I’ve found both inspiration for new characters and insight into some of the ones I already have! It’s kinda fun to list tropes on your OC’s profile too (like those gifsets you see floating around).
QUICK ZODIAC REF SHEET, for anybody using the western zodiac as a rough sketch of character personalities, or anybody in the Homestuck fandom who might need it (not sure but hey, it might be relevant for you guys), etc! After much searching I found the most simple, quick-glance ref of each of the signs in one location.
IN-DEPTH MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE PORTRAITS; if you want a different personality type, just type it into the url in place of “INFJ” there. That one belongs to a close friend of mine. Fun fact– INFJs are statistically rare. Mysterious. BUT, I often like to use the Myers-Briggs types for my characters as well! It adds another layer of depth into their personality, thoughts, and actions!
I might make posts in the future about more tools to use, but those are some I personally use every day! I’m no genius or anything, but like I said– I do passionately believe the internet should be a shared creative space for all of us. Nobody should get left out of the fun, and everybody should share, celebrate, and discuss their ideas.
The last resource I would like to suggest is ME! I’m always happy to see that people are creating new characters, and if you ever want some feedback/compliments/criticism but don’t know who to ask, the answer is me. Ask me. Please. I love this stuff~
GOOD LUCK FELLOW CREATORS, GO FORTH AND BE AWESOME