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Anti-violence and the Black Lives Matter movement

Ava Liponis, Columnist October 22, 2020

The 1960s Black Power activist formerly known as H. Rap Brown once said that violence is “as American as cherry pie.” Black Lives Matter protests in June and July were sites of alarming acts of violence....

Cherokee Washington 17 at the Whitman Teaches Movement table. Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Volunteers to teach civil rights history to Walla Walla students

Georgia Lyon January 28, 2016
Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is continuing its partnership to teach civil rights in local schools.
Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Lachlan Johnson February 27, 2013

Members of the Whitman and Walla Walla community filled the Glover Alston Center on Monday, Feb. 25 to hear storyteller Kathya Alexander speak about the civil rights movement. Drawing on both her...

Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Dylan Tull January 24, 2013

Rebecca Walker, named by TIME Magazine as one of the 40 most influential Americans under the age of 40, spoke in Cordiner Hall on Jan. 23 on the topic of building upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work...

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Maegan Nelson November 29, 2012

Whitman Teaches the Movement, a community service project started last year, sends Whitman students into local Walla Walla public school classrooms to teach about civil rights. This year students will...

Whitman celebrates King’s legacy

Emily Lin-Jones January 26, 2012

Samuel McKinney, a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will share his colleague's legacy with the Whitman community in a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 26. His lecture will mark the end of a series...

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