10 21 2014
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Civil Rights Leaders Mourn SCLC Leader's Death

Howard Creecy lauded for helping to end turmoil in organization with ties to Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Civil rights leaders gathered at the weekend funeral of the late president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, lauding the Rev. Howard Creecy Jr. for ending a time of turmoil in the organization made famous by the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bar Association to Hold Public Screening of 'Disturbing the Universe'

Documentary follows career of civil rights attorney William Kunstler

The Mulnomah Bar Association will be screening the film "Disturbing the Universe" as part of Community Law Week. The film documents the career of the late civil rights attorney William Kunstler, once dubbed the "country's most controversial and … its best known" lawyer for defending the Chicago Seven in 1969-1970. The film screening is at the Hollywood Theatre on Friday, May 6 at 7pm and the public is invited to attend. Please bring a can of food or a donation of $3 for the Oregon Food Bank.

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'Viva Riva!' Wins Top Honors at African Academy Awards

Film depicts small-time crook in Kinshasa, Congo

Despite being made in a country of 70 million people devoid of a single movie theatre, the Congoleses-Kinshasa film 'Viva Riva!' has won top honors at the African Academy Awards.
The film – produced on location with local actors and crew – won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design, in addition to Best Supporting Actor awards.


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Found: The Black Declaration of Independence? Rare Anti-Slavery Document Discovered

The University of Virginia has acquired a rare first edition of an 1829 anti-slavery manifesto that was considered a rallying cry for black Americans and a major threat to Southern leaders, who worked vigorously to ban it.


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