February 2021

One hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into effect, America found itself at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, fighting the legal, social,  and cultural ramifications of slavery and racial discrimination. Though this executive order declared an end to slavery, African American lives were “still sadly crippled by the manacle of segregation and the chains of discrimination” (Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963).1 Gradually, with the leadership of courageous and unwavering individuals coming together for numerous demonstrations, prayers, and legal battles, true change... read more