#CivilRights

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
National Coming Out Day is celebrated across the US on October 11 (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • October 11 is celebrated as National Coming Out Day in the United States
  • The first National Coming Out Day was celebrated in 1988
  • Ireland, Switzerland and the UK also celebrate their versions of the festival

.Illinois, USA
Jacob Blake was shot by officer Rusten Sheskey. (Photo Credit : Twitter/@JulianCastro)

  • Rusten Sheskey shot Jacob Blake during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020
  • State prosecutors said a video showed that Blake was armed with a knife
  • Investigators found that Blake had fought with three officers for several minutes before he was shot

.United States
The 2021 list comprises of 13 men and 12 women. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@macfound)

  • T. MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s list of fellows
  • Recipients belonged to fields such as filmmaking, history etc.
  • Fellowship is worth $625,000

.Dallas, TX, USA
WSU coach is being sued. (Photo Credit:

  • Kassidy Woods, a wide receiver, filed the lawsuit in a federal court in Dallas, Texas
  • Woods said that his rights were violated by Washington State coach Nick Rolovich
  • Woods transferred to the University of Northern Colorado last year after getting the ax

.Kabul, Afghanistan
Smoke rises after fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel in Kandahar (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001
  • The Taliban regime suppressed civil liberties and women’s rights
  • Afghan women worry that Taliban’s return to power may mean them being stripped of their rights again

The Algebra Project is a brainchild of activist Robert Moses. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  •  Moses' experience in the Mississippi movement helped him start the venture
  • The project was started with Moses' funding for education
  • The Algebra Project aims to give qualtiy math education to all Americans

.New York, NY, USA
Bob Moses co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. (Photo credit: Twitter/@zellieimani)

  • Robert Parris Moses was a civil rights activist and an educator
  • Moses fought for quality and began working with civil rights activists in 1960
  • He joined the SNCC as a field secretary and later became the project director

.Greensboro, NC, USA
The SNCC was formed in 1960. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SNCC60th)

  • The SNCC worked on matters related to voter registration, adult education and more
  • SNCC pushed the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act
  • The group was launched through sit-ins organised by a handful of Black students in North Carolina

US civil rights activist Robert Moses. (Photo credit: Facebook/@TeachingforChange)

  • Moses worked against segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
  • He founded the Algebra Project in 1982 with the help of a MacArthur Fellowship
  • The news of his death was confirmed by Ben Moynihan, the director of operations for the Algebra Project

.France
Jesse Jackson was appointed by Bill Clinton as his envoy to Africa after presidential nominations in 1984 and 1988.(Photo credit: Twitter/@RevJJackson)

  • Jesse Jackson will be awarded France's highest order of merit, The Legion of Honour
  • Jackson has inspired several generations of activists and public leader
  • He was a companion of Martin Luther King in the 1960s