Black College Presidents Had A Tough Balancing Act During Civil Rights Era
College presidents between 1948 to 1968 had to deal with different segments of society that were at complete odds with one another.
On the one hand, they oversaw schools where students were increasingly protesting segregation. But they also had to deal with segregationist politicians who controlled state funding for their institutions.
‘Lynching Is Not A Relic of The Past’: Biden Signs Emmett Till Antilynching Bill Into Law
On Tuesday, 124 years after Ida B. Wells-Barnett first visited the White House to campaign for a federal antilynching law, her efforts finally paid off as her great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster, stood next to President Joe Biden while he signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act into law.