Summer of Civil Rights celebrates 50 years of the Civil Rights Act
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:57
Fifty years after the President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, organizers are planning series of events in the Twin Cities that recognize the significance of the legislation that ended Jim Crow laws.
Big Daddy's Old Fashioned Barbeque: "I would just like to see a better mix of things"
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:29
Bruce Johansen, TC Daily Planet
Historically, the Rondo neighborhood was the most vibrant African American community in St. Paul, until a new freeway, built in the 1960s, tore it apart. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, "The construction of I-94 shattered this tight-knit community, displaced thousands of African Americans into a racially segregated city and a discriminatory housing market, and erased a now-legendary neighborhood."
JK Movement participants from Murray Junior High School successfully completed the first ever service-learning project fully manned by JK Movement scholars.
Both the Theresa Living Center and Caroline Family Services in St. Paul benefited from the students' efforts. The school's participants designed, organized and executed a clothing drive resulting in more than 300 pieces of clothing being donated. JK Movement founder and executive director, Johnny Allen, Jr., delivered the donated clothing to the organizations.