‘We Shouldn’t Be Going Through This After 60 Years’: Civil Rights Pioneers React to Continued Fight


Archival photo in low resolution black and white, showing the entire McDonogh Number 19 Elementary School shortly after its construction in 1929. There are small trees planted around it and a large flagpole approximately 70 feet high off to one side, with the bottom of the U.S. flag visible in frame.

The fight for equality has been going on for years, but the death of George Floyd seemed to be the tip of the iceberg. Now, all around the world, people of all ages, races and backgrounds are screaming "Black lives matter" and in the streets still fighting for equality.

It's a fight one group of civil rights icons knows all too well.


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