Civil Rights http://www.kunc.org en Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' http://www.kunc.org/post/remembering-civil-rights-swim-it-was-milestone On June 18, 1964, black and white protesters jumped into the whites-only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Fla. In an attempt to force them out, the owner of the hotel poured acid into the pool.<p>Martin Luther King Jr. had planned the sit-in during the St. Augustine Movement, a part of the larger civil rights movement. The protest — and the owner's acidic response — is largely forgotten today, but it played a role in the passing of the Civil Rights Act, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.<p>J.T. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:04:00 +0000 NPR Staff 57699 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' Sit Next To Rosa Parks At The National Civil Rights Museum http://www.kunc.org/post/sit-next-rosa-parks-national-civil-rights-museum In 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., became America's first major museum to paint a broad picture of the civil rights movement. Its content hasn't changed much since then. But this Saturday after a nearly $28 million renovation that took 18 months, the museum will reopen with a new design that aims to appeal to an older generation as well as a post-civil-rights-era audience.<p>About 200,000 people each year file into the courtyard of what was once the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. They gaze at the second-floor balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:22:00 +0000 Christopher Blank 55190 at http://www.kunc.org Sit Next To Rosa Parks At The National Civil Rights Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Planned Along The Front Range http://www.kunc.org/post/martin-luther-king-jr-celebrations-planned-along-front-range <p></p><p>On Monday, January 20, 1986, people across the country celebrated the first official Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the only federal holiday commemorating an African-American. In Colorado, many will commemorate the life and legacy of the slain civil-rights leader across the Front Range.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 53469 at http://www.kunc.org Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Planned Along The Front Range The Inspiring Force Of 'We Shall Overcome' http://www.kunc.org/post/inspiring-force-we-shall-overcome <em>As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/213897602/the-march-on-washington-at-50">March on Washington</a>, All Things Considered<em> concludes its series about the moments that defined the </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/188312863/the-summer-of-63">historic summer of 1963</a>.<em> Back in 1999, Noah Adams explored the history and legacy of the song "We Shall Overcome" for the </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/18955124/the-npr-100">NPR 100</a>. <em>The audio link contains a condensed version of that piece. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:39:00 +0000 Noah Adams 48940 at http://www.kunc.org The Inspiring Force Of 'We Shall Overcome' 50 Years Later: Sounds And Voices From The March http://www.kunc.org/post/50-years-later-sounds-and-voices-march It was a cloudy and rainy day in Washington on Wednesday. But that did not keep thousands from descending on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.<p>There were long lines to get onto the Mall, and security was tight. The attendees seemed to skew much older than the march that was held on the Mall on Saturday, whose speakers were more pointed and polemic. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:37:00 +0000 48939 at http://www.kunc.org 50 Years Later: Sounds And Voices From The March