Category Archives: civil rights

“Do the right thing”: changing morality and the Friendship Nine

If you are too young to have lived through the civil rights era in the U.S., you probably haven’t heard of the “Friendship Nine.” They were a group of black men who, in 1961, decided to commit¬†an illegal but nonviolent act of resistance to the odious segregation laws in South Carolina.¬†(The name of the group […]

Today’s Google Doodle: Nelson Mandela

Sadly, Mandela is no longer with us, but, had he lived, today would be his 96th birthday. Google has celebrated that with an animated Google Doodle (click on screenshot below to see it), which, when you click on each frame, goes to a new picture and a new quote from Mandela. The Independent gives more […]