On 60th Anniversary of the Historic Interstate Bus Rides
Joan Browning, Dion Diamond and Charles Person were college students when they rode interstate buses into the segregated southern states in 1961. The Civil Rights movement was gathering momentum during a period in which Black Continue reading “Freedom Riders Retell Their Civil Rights Story”
Eastonites joined with other Americans calling for social change following the horrific death of George Floyd, 46, during a police arrest on May 25 in Minneapolis. Protests in response to Floyd’s brutal death and to police violence against other Black Americans spread quickly across Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Social Justice”
It’s been just over five years since one of the most heinous racial killings in U.S. history when a white supremacist intent on igniting a race war murdered nine worshipers at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The massacre shocked Continue reading “Op-Ed: Mother Emanuel Church Racial Murder and Lessons Learned”
Easton will join communities and organizations across the nation with a Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Morehouse Road playing fields, behind the gazebo.
“Invite your friends and bring a picnic to share and some lawn chairs,” said Wiley Mullins, Continue reading “Easton Will Celebrate Juneteenth with Outdoor Picnic”
Lila Estime loved seeing her peers, a teacher she knew from Joel Barlow High School, and everyone who turned out for the Vigil for George Floyd. “It was a moving night to remember,” she said.
Estime, a class of 2014 Barlow graduate and one of the speakers, attended all of Easton’s Continue reading “Vigil for George Floyd: A Moment or a Movement?”