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Clarksville Transit System honors Rosa Parks this week

 

Poster saves a seat on each bus for Civil Rights pioneer

Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – Clarksville Transit System (CTS) is reserving a seat for Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights activist who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, on its buses this week.

On Monday, CTS placed a poster showing a portrait of Parks in a front seat on each bus. The poster includes this text:

“THIS SEAT IS RESERVED FOR ROSA PARKS, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER.”

A Rosa Parks poster reserves a seat in honor of the Civil Rights pioneer on each Clarksville Transit System bus this week.

A Rosa Parks poster reserves a seat in honor of the Civil Rights pioneer on each Clarksville Transit System bus this week.

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City of Clarksville mourns passing of Barbara Johnson

 

Former Clarksville City Council member was ‘a Pillar of the Community’

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Barbara E. Johnson, who served three consecutive terms as a Clarksville City Council member from 1999 to 2010, died August 3rd, 2020, at age 85.

Mrs. Johnson, who represented Ward 1, was chosen to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in 2007 and 2008. She also served on many of the Council’s standing committees, including as chairwoman of the Public Safety and Transportation committees.

Barbara E. Johnson

Barbara E. Johnson

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A Day to Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered

 

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of his “I have A Dream” Speech, and is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

Finally, President John F. Kennedy recognized that only a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans.

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Local NAACP to host Community Forum with Elected Officials.

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - NAACPClarksville, TN – On September 15th, 2011 the Clarksville Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold a community forum at the Burt – Cobb Community Center, 1011 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN. The forum will run from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

Special guest speakers will be:

Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes – District 22nd Democrat (Montgomery, Cheatham & Houston, Counties).

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts – District 67th Democrat (Clarksville & Montgomery County).

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts & Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes

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NAACP to host 62nd State Convention and Civil Rights Conference in Clarksville

 

Austin Peay State University will host a portion of the 62nd Annual NAACP State Convention and Civil Rights Conference on September 27 at the APSU Morgan University Center. The entire conference will run from September 25-27.

NAACP Hosts 62nd Annual State Convention in Clarksville, TN

NAACP Hosts 62nd Annual State Convention in Clarksville, TN

The Saturday session of the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast for W. I. N. (Women in the NAACP) and the youth. After breakfast, the conference continues with a variety of workshops for both adults and youth. At noon there will be an awards luncheon followed by more workshops. The evening concludes with the Freedom Awards Banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»

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