The Old and the New Civil Rights Movements



The original civil rights movement seems like ages ago, but really it may be reappearing today. Some see the gay rights movement as the new civil rights movement… What do you think? We’ll address the movements on this hour.


  • Letha Pugh (President of the Stonewall Columbus Board of Trustees)
  • Danielle McGuire (author and Assistant Professor at Wayne State University)
  • Rutha Mae Harris and Bettie Mae Fikes (Freedom Singers)


Rosa Parks historian Danielle McGuire and Rutha Harris, one of the three surviving original Freedom Singers, along with her fellow freedom singer Bettie Mae Fikes, will be on hand today for Ohio’s Eighth Annual Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks. Click here for more information.

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  • Danny347

    It is an extension of the Civil Rights Movement. 
    There is no logical reason, for our government, in any capacity, to regulate marriage. 
    The only thing would be to make sure that the people that want to get married, are of legal age.
    Any other reason is based on religion and prejudice which does not have any place in our government!
    In case anyone cares I am straight.