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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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: 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 […]