Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘civil rights’


No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala

No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala
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The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is not sending out mailing labels, offering tote bags, hosting a gala, or asking that we walk, swim, or run for “any activity that has the word ‘thon’ in it.” For a $25 donation to help empower girls, educate women, and fight for racial justice and civil rights, YWCA P-FV will […]

Sister Corita, Celebrating MLK, Jr. & Kingian Stew

Sister Corita, Celebrating MLK, Jr. & Kingian Stew

She was born Frances Elizabeth. She became Sister Corita. Sister Mary Corita Kent, originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa, became a Catholic nun, an artist, and an educator. The medium for her artistic expression was silkscreen or serigraphy. Her works included messages of peace and love, which resonated during the social and political climate of the […]

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu was born on January 30th about 90 years ago. In 1942, aged 23, he refused to go to an internment camp. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that yes, he did have to go to the camps. His conviction stayed on the books until 1983, when it […]

A Civil Rights Leader’s Pasadena Ordeal

A Civil Rights Leader’s Pasadena Ordeal

The headlines splashed across the local papers the next day. “Arrest Negro Lecturer for Morals Accusation,” stated the Pasadena Independent. Bayard Rustin, the civil rights organizer who would become famous for organizing the March on Washington, had been arrested on a charge of “vagrancy and lewd behavior” by Pasadena police officers. Rustin had recently returned from […]

Little Rock Nine Author Speaks

Little Rock Nine Author Speaks

Dr. Terrence Roberts is one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students who volunteered to attend Little Rock Central High School in 1957 in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. After Little Rock’s high schools were closed the following school year, Roberts completed his senior year at Los Angeles High School. […]

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