US civil rights march was a watershed event

by Shaun Tandon

As 250,000 people packed central Washington to push for civil rights 50 years ago, the actor Burt Lancaster opened a scroll and read a petition brought in from Paris.

The statement, signed by 1,500 Americans in the … Read the rest

Chronology of conflicts around segregation in the USA

As the USA commemorates with fanfare the so-called “March on Washington in August 1963” by black Americans, here follows some of the milestones on the road to equal rights between blacks and whites in the United States:

December 1955 -MONTGOMERY … Read the rest