The Black Lives Matter group in Ithaca organized a rally for the Office of Human Rights (OHR) in Tompkins County on Sept. 11.
The event was an opportunity for the black community to reflect on the achievements of the Black Lives Matter movement and mourn the lives lost.
The legacy of American slavery continues through an unbroken legacy of policies and practices that ensure a marginal place for black people in the country’s economic life, and requires comprehensive remediation.
Relaxed chatter and laughter filled the Textor 103 lecture hall as approximately 20 students gathered to participate in an hour-long game of Black History Jeopardy on Feb. 11.
Following a lecture at Cornell University from the Black Lives Matter co-founders, Black Lives Matter: Ithaca made its debut at a rally at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, attended by about 50 people.
Senior Writer Sabrina Knight sat down with Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, to speak about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, today’s higher education climate and the recent unrest on college campuses across the country.