Abdulah Salim, Jr. holds photograph of his father Dr. Reginald A. Hawkins who was a prominent Charlotte civil rights leader, in Silver Spring, Md. In the spring of 1963, a Hawkins led 65 people on a four-mile march from an African American college to the center of Charlotte’s downtown. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) by Mitch Weiss CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In the spring of 1963, a prominent civil rights leader led dozens of protesters on a four-mile march from a predominantly African-American college campus to the center of Charlotte’s downtown. At the rally, Dr. Reginald Hawkins warned city leaders that if something wasn’t done to end segregation, future marches might not be so peaceful Nearly two weeks later, civil rights and White business leaders quietly joined forces to desegregate the city’s upscale restaurants and hotels. In a simple but powerful gesture, they ate lunch together in the restaurants, peacefully opening the door to integration.
Daily Archive: May 19, 2013
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, May 19, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by Darlene SupervilleATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically Black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as Black men graduating from college and use it to improve people’s lives.
Carole King (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King.
Bengals linebacker James Harrison speaks during an NFL football news conference, May 14, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Harrison signed with the Bengals as a free agent from the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) by Joe Kay CINCINNATI (AP) — James Harrison sat in front of the Bengals backdrop, leaned on his right forearm — the one with “James” tattooed length-wise — and thought about his day.
Serena Williams returns the ball to Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, May 19. (AP Photo/Andrew…
First lady Michelle Obama hugs Jenika Headley-Greene as Obama hands out diplomas during the graduation ceremony for Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School,…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have charged two men in a shooting death that investigators say occurred during an attempted heroin transaction.
Oxbow, ridden by jockey Gary Stevens, wins the 138th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, May 18, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by Richard Rosenblatt BALTIMORE (AP) — Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.