Category Archives: Civil Rights

Friendship SatuRdAy! #RichardArmitage character portrayals of diverse friends and colleagues bring us together, June 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1301)

Friendship and colleagues within and across diverse and inclusive communities, and social justice, have been much on my mind for most of my life and in my work and my community service projects during my long university staff career–and again … Continue reading

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Seeking peace amid pandemics and protests, June 03, 2020 Gratiana  Lovelace (Post #1300)

  As with many of us, I have been stunned beyond belief with even more killings of African Americans at the hands of the police in recent weeks—such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others–and the peaceful and other not … Continue reading

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We are Women, Hear us Roar:  The Women’s Marches Saturday January 21, 2017,  January 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1032)

Oh how I wish that I could have participated in one of The Women’s Marches yesterday, Saturday, January 21, 2017.   I know several ladies from our community who went to the DC Women’s March.   I can’t wait to hear their … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day National Observance, January 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1030)

Today in the United States is a national holiday—Martin Luther King Day—a memorial observance and remembrance of the life and contributions to our society by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and right). Born January 15, 1929—yesterday would have … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s character John Porter gains understanding and works together with others for the greater good, November 14, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1,000)

Sometimes theatrical dramas give us “morality tales”—couched as entertainment–to give us something more weighty to ponder, such as the ills of the world or examples of solutions.  . The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s  British made 2010 Sky1 mini series … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 23 (PG-13, D):  Rights and Revelations, February 22, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #876)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks Taking a Stand, by Sitting Down December 1st, 1955, December 01, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #839)

This day has gone by too fast–and time got away from me–but I wanted to honor a lady whose courage and conviction helped change society for the better: Rosa Parks. She was ordered to give up her seat on the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 4th of July by Honoring the Legacy of Ruby Bridges, “A Mighty Girl”, July 4, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #779)

For me, celebrating the birth of this nation of the United States on July 4th Independence Day means recognizing all of our peoples–some of whose independence and freedoms did not come until long after 1776.  And some who are still … Continue reading

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