Reebok Awards
An Effort at corporate social justice by Luix Virgil Overbea and Mary Golias BOSTON - Former President Jimmy Carter was the speaker. Paul Fireman, chairman and CEO of Reebok International Ltd., presented the honors. They delivered inspirational messages to a special group of young people, winners of the prestigious 1991 Reebok...

President Barack Obama

Barack Obama was born to a white American mother, Ann Dunham, and a black Kenyan father,Barack Obama Sr., who were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left for Harvard, she and Barack stayed behind, and his father ultimately returned alone to Kenya, where...
Ida B Wells

IDA B. WELLS

THE POLITICAL AWAKENING OF IDA B. WELLS by Paul Lee On the morning of February 13, 1893, a tiny, coffee-colored former school teacher appeared before the Boston Monday Lecture series at Tremont Temple. "It was...my first opportunity to address a white audience," she later recalled in her autobiography. The series, organized...
by Lucien Smith Newton's modern and scientific appeal to reason not only shatter old notions of science but broaden the scope of study in many other fields as well. It uses reason, the scientific approach of measuring what one could see empirically to find the truth of things. The use of...

Mandela

By Elizabeth Singleton Under the newly-formed government of President Nelson Mandela, South Africa is shaping a new landscape of democracy for its future. With new voices now resounding in Pretoria's Parliament, many old issues and new concerns will finally be addressed. After twenty-seven painful years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela was,...
congressman John Lewis

HUMAN RIGHTS

The Legacy of the Voting Rights Campaign of 1965 by Congressman John Lewis In March of 1965, before a Joint session of Congress, President Lyndon Johnson pledged support for federal voting rights legislation with prophetic words: "At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to...
REEBOK'S HUMAN RIGHTS

REEBOK’S HUMAN RIGHTS

The South Shore Minority Business Circle by Mary Glolias In 1989 a group of successful minority business people created the South Shore Minority Business Circle "to provide a voice and network for minority owned firms", said Jackie Roundtree, President of The South Shore Minority Business Circle. This network enables businesses in...

KING X

MARTIN and MALCOLM: "Two Legacies, One Movement" Elizabeth A. Singleton Introduction Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, both historical icons dominating the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s, made profound psychological, political, economic and spiritual impacts on the development of the African American community and upon the social landscape of this nation....