Fannie Lou Hamer: 'I Am Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired'October 6 would be the 100th birthday of Fannie Lou Hamer, the black civil rights activist and vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). She made history during Freedom Summer 1964, storming the Magnolia State’s all-white delegation at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Atlantic City.
How Common Core Killed Jules Verne; Or, Bureaucrats Who Oppose Imagination“My task is to paint the whole earth, the entire world, in novel form, by imagining adventures…” wrote the renowned, late-19th-century French novelist, Jules Verne.
It's Long Past Time For High-Quality Schools In Urban AreasIt’s now more than half a century since Rev. Martin Luther King asked, “How long will prejudice blind the visions of men?” Standing on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol after marching from Selma to Montgomery, his optimistic answer was “not long,” because, he said, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”