Not so long ago – Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
America has lost two of its most endeared trailblazers over the last few weeks, Betty White and Sidney Poitier. At ages 99 and 94, respectively, we weren’t ready for their […]
Today was a historic moment for our nation. Garry Brown, Tennessee District Attorney, announced that he has re-opened the investigation into the 1940 murder of whom some have identified as […]
Gratitude Leftovers – Part II
A Belated Happy Birthday to Elbert Williams
Gratitude Leftovers Part I
Leslie had the seminal experience of testifying to the Tennessee Legislature on the lynching of her great grand uncle and voting rights activist Elbert Williams and its effect on subsequent generations of her family.
Thankful Thursdays: Are you happy?
Originally appeared on February 20, 2013 Monday I had a rotten day. I was sick with a head cold, sorting through personal finances, everything I scheduled for the day turned […]
NAACP President Cornell Brooks Speaks Tonight on CNN
Watch NAACP President @CornellWBrooks speak about new challenges and concerns in Civil Rights with @wolfblitzer on CNN tonight at 6 p.m. pic.twitter.com/GeXwUGJmWY — NAACP (@NAACP) November 10, 2016
Why We Need Diverse Books
Last night I showed @oaklibrary‘s pic to my wife & she immediately started crying, just like I did when I saw it, pic.twitter.com/ra6OjF72tv — Mike Jung (@Mike_Jung) May 2, 2014 […]
TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: If Flags Could Talk
Tru Story Exclusive: About Elbert Williams If Flags Could Talk: Written and Curated by Leslie McGraw Thank you for tuning into the Tru Story blog series: About Elbert […]
TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: A Seventy Five Year Old Lie pt 2
Tru Story Exclusive: About Elbert Williams A Seventy Five Year Old Lie: Part II by Leslie McGraw Elbert Williams Historical Marker Unveiling on June 20 Photo courtesy of Sharon Hayes. […]
TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: A Seventy Five Year Old Lie pt I
Tru Story Exclusive: About Elbert Williams Elbert Williams is shown on the top row. On the bottom (l to r) are Medgar Evers, James Chaney, and Emmet Till. A Seventy […]