The Fight to Resurrect America's Most Important Black Beach
Gulfside Assembly — the only place where black Americans could visit a coastal beach during Jim Crow — was once known as a civil rights mecca. Just as it was to make a comeback, Hurricane Katrina laid ruin to the retreat, leaving a dedicated few struggling to keep it from fading into historical obscurity.
Joe Dorsey's Big Fight: How An Unknown Boxer Knocked Out Segregation In Louisiana
In 1955, an African-American boxer in New Orleans named Joe Dorsey sued the state of Louisiana for the right to fight against white opponents. What started out as a chance to advance his career wound up changing sports and culture in the state forever.
Yes, There Are Still Segregated Proms In The 21st Century
Four high school students in rural Georgia are fundraising to hold the first integrated prom in their county's history. UPDATE: The Wilcox County School District has issued a statement saying that the high school will explore holding a school-sponsored integrated prom in 2014.