George Leon Netterville Jr. (1906-2000)

George Leon Netterville, the controversial President of Southern University, was born in the Ascencion Parish section of Donaldsonville, Louisiana on July 16, 1906. In his youth, he attended the local segregated schools, and received his BA in education from Southern University in 1932, and his … Read MoreGeorge Leon Netterville Jr. (1906-2000)

The Stolen Girls (1963)

This entry is for juvenile audiences. To see the full version of this entry, click here. Who are they: In 1963, 200 African American youth protested segregation in downtown Americus, Georgia. Of the girls who were arrested that day, 35 were not released immediately from … Read MoreThe Stolen Girls (1963)

The Birmingham Children’s Crusade (May 1963) [Children’s Edition]

This entry is for juvenile audiences. To see the full version of this entry, click here. What Happened: In May of 1963, thousands of Black children ages 7-18, conducted peaceful protests around the city of Birmingham, Alabama. They were organized by activist James Bevel, and … Read MoreThe Birmingham Children’s Crusade (May 1963) [Children’s Edition]