civil rights http://kcur.org en Ferguson In Perspective: Race Riots In Midwestern Cities http://kcur.org/post/ferguson-perspective-race-riots-midwestern-cities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Festering tensions reach a boiling point, erupting into a stand-off between police and the African-American community. This basic scenario has played out in Kansas City, Mo., Lawrence, Kan., St. Louis, Ill. and now Ferguson, Mo.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:24:51 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 60789 at http://kcur.org Ferguson In Perspective: Race Riots In Midwestern Cities What Kansas City's Past Civil Rights Riots And Ferguson Have In Common http://kcur.org/post/what-kansas-citys-past-civil-rights-riots-and-ferguson-have-common <p>The social unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown has sparked <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/us/ferguson-missouri-protests.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;version=LargeMediaHeadlineSum&amp;module=photo-spot-region&amp;region=photo-spot&amp;WT.nav=photo-spot&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">national conversations</a> about issues stemming from racial and socioeconomic tension. But this isn't the first time these issues have reached a fever pitch.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:01:17 +0000 Cody Newill 60767 at http://kcur.org What Kansas City's Past Civil Rights Riots And Ferguson Have In Common Kansas Citians: 50 Years After The Civil Rights Act, We Still Have A Long Road http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citians-50-years-after-civil-rights-act-we-still-have-long-road <p></p><p>Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.</p><p>As a country, we’ve since made progress on equal protections laws — not as much as some would’ve hoped — and new issues have emerged.</p><p>This week, we took to the airwaves and social media and asked: <a href="http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-what-are-today-s-biggest-challenges-civil-rights">What are today’s biggest challenges for civil rights? </a></p><p>Discrimination based on race remains a hot-button issue, according to your answers.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:51:58 +0000 Alyson Raletz 58296 at http://kcur.org Kansas Citians: 50 Years After The Civil Rights Act, We Still Have A Long Road The Untold Journey Of Civil Rights Photographers http://kcur.org/post/untold-journey-civil-rights-photographers <p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison & Hannah Copeland 58294 at http://kcur.org The Untold Journey Of Civil Rights Photographers Reflecting On The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 http://kcur.org/post/reflecting-civil-rights-act-1964 <p>July 2nd is the 50th anniversary&nbsp;of The Civil Rights Act of 1964. This historic piece of legislation outlawed race based discrimination, enfranchised voter registration rights, and desegregated businesses, public spaces, and schools.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, Rev. Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson and Anita Dixon share their unique first hand experiences with the Civil Rights Movement in and around Kansas City, then and now.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:57:36 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Sylvia Maria Gross, Matt Hodapp & Christina Lieffring 58297 at http://kcur.org Reflecting On The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Tell KCUR: What Are Today’s Biggest Challenges For Civil Rights? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-what-are-today-s-biggest-challenges-civil-rights <p></p><p>As Kansas Citians gear up for a holiday weekend celebrating the United States’ Independence Day, civil rights advocates also are commemorating another event in our country’s history.</p><p>Fifty years ago this week, <a href="http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/">President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964</a> into law, ending, among other things, the existence of “whites only” bathrooms and drinking fountains.</p><p>A lot has changed since 1964.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:38:38 +0000 Alyson Raletz 58208 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: What Are Today’s Biggest Challenges For Civil Rights? Dr. Mary Frances Berry: The Legacy Of Sixties Activism http://kcur.org/post/dr-mary-frances-berry-legacy-sixties-activism <p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Scott Ross 57413 at http://kcur.org Dr. Mary Frances Berry: The Legacy Of Sixties Activism Former NAACP Chair On The Continuing Struggle Of Civil Rights http://kcur.org/post/former-naacp-chair-continuing-struggle-civil-rights <p></p><p>Former NAACP national chair Julian Bond was part of the original Civil Rights Movement of&nbsp;the 1960s.</p><p>In the second part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with him about&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">his involvement in civil rights and how it’s still relevant in today’s climate. We also get </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his impressions of Obama’s presidency.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:34:15 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 49684 at http://kcur.org Former NAACP Chair On The Continuing Struggle Of Civil Rights The Life And Work Of Kansas City Civil Rights Activist, Alvin Sykes http://kcur.org/post/life-and-work-kansas-city-civil-rights-activist-alvin-sykes <p>Kansas City native Alvin Sykes is a self-taught civil rights activist who has done instrumental work with the justice system, particularly with unsolved civil rights crimes, including the high-profile murder of Emmett Till, and the 1980 murder of Kansas City musician Steve Harvey.</p><p>This month <a href="http://www.kclibrary.org/event/conversation-alvin-sykes">he is giving a talk at the Kansas City Public library</a>, where he was the 2013 scholar in residence. Sykes educated himself in law and civil rights using resources from the city's public library system.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:21:15 +0000 Laura Ziegler 49512 at http://kcur.org The Life And Work Of Kansas City Civil Rights Activist, Alvin Sykes Looking At The Larger Context of MLK's 'Mountaintop' http://kcur.org/post/looking-larger-context-mlks-mountaintop <div>Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Mountaintop" speech from Memphis is famous for its ending and because he was assassinated the next day. However, much of the speech doesn't receive a lot of attention today.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 38668 at http://kcur.org Looking At The Larger Context of MLK's 'Mountaintop' Looking Back At The March On Washington http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-march-washington <p>One of the most <strong>iconic moments </strong>of the Civil Rights Movement was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s <strong>“I Have a Dream” speech</strong>, which took place during the <strong>1963 March on Washington. </strong></p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32526 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At The March On Washington How The Civil Rights Movement Evolved http://kcur.org/post/how-civil-rights-movement-evolved <p>What started as<strong> a few protests </strong>and sit-ins <strong>evolved into the Civil Rights movement</strong>, but how did that happen? Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32271 at http://kcur.org How The Civil Rights Movement Evolved KC's Face Of Civil Rights http://kcur.org/post/kcs-face-civil-rights <p>Kansas City Civil Rights leader <strong>Leon Jordan</strong> is famous for <strong>his unsolved murder</strong>, but his work to <strong>empower the black community in politics</strong> is also part of that story.<br> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 30440 at http://kcur.org KC's Face Of Civil Rights Looking To The Future At UMKC http://kcur.org/post/looking-future-umkc <p>Leading a large university is no cakewalk, and the <strong>University of Missouri-Kansas City</strong> is no exception.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:48:13 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 29187 at http://kcur.org Looking To The Future At UMKC MLK's Spiritual & Intellectual Father http://kcur.org/post/mlks-spiritual-intellectual-father <p>We may see Martin Luther King, Jr., as the father of the civil rights movement, but history teaches us that the &#39;family&#39; around movements has its roots in previous generations.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 19:02:37 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Jabulani Leffall & Andrea Silenzi 17706 at http://kcur.org MLK's Spiritual & Intellectual Father Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media http://kcur.org/post/civil-rights-exhibit-displays-power-popular-media <p>In 1955, Emmitt Till was a young boy visiting family in the South, and was brutally murdered. After his death, his mother made the decision to send the explicit photos of his autopsy to the media, saying, &ldquo;Let the world see what I&rsquo;ve seen.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 15:15:42 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch 17363 at http://kcur.org Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media Actress Portrays Late Civil Rights Leader & Texas Congresswoman http://kcur.org/post/actress-portrays-late-civil-rights-leader-texas-congresswoman <p>Barbara Jordan was a lawyer and educator who was a congresswoman from 1972 to 1978 , the first African American congresswoman from the deep south and the first woman ever elected to the Texas Senate. Although she acquired a reputation as an effective legislator, Jordan did not become a national figure until 1974, when her participation in the hearings held by the House Judiciary Committee on the impeachment of Pres. Richard M. Nixon was televised nationwide. Jordan's keynote address at the 1976 Democratic National Convention confirmed her reputation as one of the most commanding and articulate public speakers of her era.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:33:58 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 12890 at http://kcur.org Actress Portrays Late Civil Rights Leader & Texas Congresswoman The Right To Remain Informed http://kcur.org/post/right-remain-informed <p>When a police officer asks &ldquo;Do you know why I pulled you over?&rdquo; what should you say? At what point, in dealing with the police, can everything you say or do be used against you?</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:30:36 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 11333 at http://kcur.org The Right To Remain Informed Web Extra: Full-Length Interview With Michael G. Long http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-full-length-interview-michael-g-long <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53f5f3634b0ba-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53f5f3634b0ba-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53f5f3634b0ba-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-897225.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City , Mo. – This is the extended interview by Laura Ziegler with Michael G. Long, editor of FIRST CLASS CITIZENSHIP: The Civil Rights Letters Of Jackie Robinson. Long was at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum as part of weekend commemorating Jackie Robinson day on April 17th.</p> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:53:45 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6541 at http://kcur.org