By Jonathon Van Maren Every year, organizations and activists of every stripe greet Martin Luther King Jr. Day by expressing why his work inspires them and how King’s legacy is being carried on. Increasingly, King is made out to be a secular hero who championed “progressive” causes, and social media is flooded with assertions that…
Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems’ book Emmett Till: The Sacrificial Lamb of the Civil Rights Movement fundamentally changed the way we think about how the Civil Rights Movement began. She joined Jonathon to talk about her most recent book on the murder of Emmett Till and the Civil Rights Movement.
Ruby Bridges was one of the first African-American children to attend a newly integrated school in the Deep South at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Facing down a daily gauntlet of angry racists, protected by federal marshals, Ruby experienced school like few others ever have. She joined Jonathon to share her story.
Joe Scheidler is known as the “Godfather of the Pro-Life Movement.” Prior to Roe vs. Wade, he was also involved in the Civil Rights Movement, fighting against segregation in the Deep South. He joined Jonathon to talk about the early days of the pro-life movment and the Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. Clenora-Hudson Weems is the author of the ground-breaking book Emmett Till: The Sacrificial Lamb of the Civil Rights Movement. She joined Jonathon to talk about the impact of imagery on the Civil Rights movement—and what we can learn from the story of Emmett Till.