Tag Archives: Civil Rights

JFK

OP-ED: Kennedy Died, But the Haters Did Not Win

By Jesse Jackson Fifty years ago, on a cold day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. To my mind, what is extraordinary about the Kennedy assassination is that the haters did not [...]
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OUSD Puts Some Money Behind Ending Discrimination in Schools

A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias in discipline.
(L to R) Former Mayor of Berkeley Gus Newport, John Taylor, Jr., and Post Publisher Paul Cobb. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Local Resident John Taylor Faced Mob Violence in 1961 Freedom Rides

In the historical Freedom Rides of 1961 that challenged the status quo of Jim Crow segregation laws in the South, John Charles Taylor Jr. was one of the few students from the Bay Area who [...]