A History Of Racial Inequality In The United States

Racial equality is the concept or ideology that individuals or groups of people have the same moral, political and legal rights and social value irrespective of their racial characteristics. It is the belief that different racial groups should be treated equally and that no one race is inherently superior or inferior to another. It also implies that all social, educational, economic, legal or political institutions need to provide equal opportunities and support to everyone regardless of their racial characteristics such as skin color or facial features. However, racial equality has a complicated history. While some parts of the world have

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Fannie Lou Hamer – Life And Legacy

Early Life and Education Fannie Lou Hamer was born Fann Lou Townsend on 6th October 1917 to Ella and James Lee Townsend. Her parents were sharecroppers from Montgomery County, Mississippi who moved to Sunflower County, Mississippi to work on W.D Marlow’s plantation. Sharecropping involves leasing agricultural land to a tenant in return for a share of the profits. As a majority of African Americans did not own any land, a lot of Black Americans were involved in sharecropping to make ends meet. It was an affordable option in an era when employment and economics opportunities were limited for the Black

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The Life And Achievements Of Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell, born in 1863, was the daughter of Robert Reed Church and Louisa Ayers and had mixed racial ancestry. While both her parents were freed slaves, her father went on to become one of the first African American millionaires in the south and also founded the first Black owned bank in Memphis, Tennessee. Through his bank, he extended credit to Black Americans so they could establish businesses, buy homes and lead better lives. He also used his wealth to develop parks, auditoriums and other facilities for the African American community. Her parents were prominent members of the Black

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Women’s Rights Movements – The Activists That Made A Difference

Women today, in many parts of the world, can own property, wear what they want, vote or run for office and, in general, enjoy greater freedoms than any other time in history. But the struggle for equality, choice and safety is far from over. There are still many places in the world where women are denied even the most basic of rights. While the west appears to be decades ahead of some of the other parts of the world in terms of women’s rights, women still face social and professional discrimination. Women are still subjected to harassment, sexual assault and

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Organized Anti-Poverty Meeting With National Council Of Negro Women

On this day, June 27, 1967, Mrs. Hamer had organized a meeting with the National Council of Negro Women to fight poverty.  The Office of Economic Opportunity, a federal program, would provide a grant for the meeting to be held in Mississippi, if it was given approval by the governor of the state.  As Mrs. Hamer was associated with this meeting, and already considered “menace to society”, then-governor Paul Johnson vetoed the grant.  Undeterred, local coalitions were able to pull their resources and have the meetings go on anyway.  Luminaries like Dorothy Height lead group meetings, giving the women the

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The Beating In The Winona Jail

I feel compelled to write this because it is the reason why I do my films.  It’s a painful and infuriating story, told over and over again.  A human life is lost, carelessly tossed aside, as if it meant nothing – simply because of skin color. This is a fight for racial justice. I look to Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer for guidance and perseverance.  In honor of her legacy, and as this ugly narrative continues to plague U.S. history, I am highlighting key moments in Mrs. Hamer’s life which advanced the fight for equality – even at the risk of

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Warning For Protestors – Mrs. Hamer Goes To Capitol Hill

Exactly 56 years ago today, Mrs. Hamer went to Capitol Hill to raise the alarm to politicians about how dangerous live was in Mississippi at that time.  She felt particularly compelled to speak out as Freedom Summer activists were poised to descend on the Delta. This protest came on the heels of her unsuccessful bid for Congress.  Yet, despite her persona setback, she knew she had to keep raising awareness about the political climate in her home state “And I don’t mean the weather.” She said, “They have people riding around with guns. But Ruleville is a very small town.”

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Bombing Of Williams Chapel Missionary Church

This church was a significant place where many mass meetings were held in Ruleville, Mississippi.  Since organizing gatherings were held there, it became a target for police and white supremacists to attack voting rights activists, including Mrs. Hamer.  Mrs. Hamer was a key figure during strategy meetings, when organizers were laying out their plans to dismantle the Jim Crow power structure, and more importantly, explaining to residents why it was important to vote. In Kay Mills’ book This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, Mills references Mrs. Hamer’s oral history (housed at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University). 

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What Makes ARound Robin Production Company Stand Out

Thanks for stopping by our blog. If you’re looking for more information about ARound Robin Production Company, you’ve come to the right place. About ARound Robin Production Company We are a niche video production company based in Washington, DC, that specializes in crafting captivating content for film and television. We also conceptualize in-depth documentaries with a difference.  Our founder, Robin Hamilton, is an Emmy-award winning journalist, filmmaker, and writer, which gives us a unique perspective and a competitive edge. Since beginning the company seven years ago, she has grown the team to include expert editors, writers, cinematographers, and graphic artists. They

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Why You Should Choose ARound Robin Production Company!

At ARound Robin Production Company, we are confident about the services we provide. We have been in this industry for many years and our clients are happy.  Here are five reasons why we stand out from the rest. Creative story-tellersOur owner, Robin Hamilton, has a unique approach, coming from a journalism background, and now working as a filmmaker. With her knowledge and our team members’ experience, we can create a compelling story to move an audience. Offers customized videos on timeWe create stunning content in a timely fashion. We even offer our customers a personalized and thoughtful approach to creating their content needs.

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