War on Poverty

Woman Attending Classes at a Los Angeles Anti-Poverty Agency Image Ownership: Public Domain The Civil Rights Movement and investigative journalism combined in the early 1960s, inciting a nation to address the growing problem of poverty in America.  A 1963 New York Times series on Appalachian … Read MoreWar on Poverty

Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. (1920-1978)

Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. was born February 11, 1920 to parents Daniel and Lilly Anna James of Pensacola, Florida.  As a young man growing up in the Deep South during the era of Jim Crow, he experienced racism first hand and resolved to overcome discrimination … Read MoreDaniel “Chappie” James Jr. (1920-1978)

Cleveland Sellers (1944- )

Image Courtesy of Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. Cleveland Sellers was born on November 8, 1944 in Denmark, South Carolina.  Cleveland became interested in the Civil Rights Movement with the murder of Emmett Till in 1955.  In 1960 at 15, he organized his first sit-in protest … Read MoreCleveland Sellers (1944- )