- Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:40
- Written by Lisa Loving of The Skanner News
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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Long before Rosa Parks was hailed as the "mother of the civil rights movement," she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by a white neighbor who employed her as a housekeeper in 1931.
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.
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.