When Boniface Offokaja represented Nigeria at the World Youth Forum in 1957, he was only 16 years. But his words carried the weight of an adult determined to tear down the wall of segregation in 1950s America. He used the opportunity granted to him by Herald Tribune to boldly speak out against discrimination of Afro… Continue reading 1957 Video: Boniface Offokaja’s Contribution To The Civil Rights Struggle
“[I]n regard to the colored people, there is always more that is benevolent, I perceive, than just, manifested towards us. What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us. . . . I… Continue reading Leave The Black Man Alone – Frederick Douglass
Between 1959 and 1970, many US Afro Americans in Tennessee were evicted from their homes and blacklisted from buying things for daring to exercise their rights to vote. These people moved to a camp called Tent City or Freedom Village. Read more about their courageous life here.
Romeo and Juliet tragedy came to life recently after an Igbo couple killed themselves because they were prevented from getting married. Reason was the ancient Osu Caste discrimination. In the BBC article, a victim of Osu Caste discrimination laments that people who come to borrow money from victims of Osu Caste discrimination prevent their children… Continue reading BBC Discusses Osu Caste Discrimination After Romeo And Juliet Couple Commit Suicide
John Lewis, one of the big 6 partners of Martin Luther King who joined him to organise the 1963 civil rights march on Washington is dead. He died from complications arising from pancreatic cancer. US leaders have continued to pour in tribute to Mr Lewis, who-together with others-inspired the movement with his courage.