Wilmington 1968: New Website Empowers Community Reflection (Delaware Historical Society)

Delaware Historical Society, a press release as a PDF file: Wilmington 1968: New Website Empowers Community Reflection . “Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Wilmington high school students converged on Rodney Square. Subsequent to these protests, looting and fires prompted a request for the National Guard to restore peace. Although other American cities experienced the same level of uprising after April 4, 1968, Wilmington, Delaware experienced the longest peace-time occupation in modern times. Wilmington remained under martial law for nine and a half months. This extensive patrol of Wilmington by the National Guard drastically changed the city from the inside out. Residents went about their days and nights watched, restricted, angry, and fearful. Numerous businesses along Market Street closed. “

The Star Online: Iran to block Telegram, nation’s widely used social media app

The Star Online: Iran to block Telegram, nation’s widely used social media app. “Telegram, the most popular social media app in Iran, will be blocked nationwide, state media reported Sunday. The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, the telecommunications minister, as saying the app used by an estimated 40 million Iranians – half the population – would be blocked starting 10am April 9.”

Library of Congress: Archival Materials of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Now Online

Library of Congress: Archival Materials of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Now Online. “Archival materials from one of the most successful political partnerships in history, the collaboration of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the movement for women’s rights, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress.”

Havana Times: Social Media Increases Participation of Nicaraguan Youth in Social Justice Causes

Havana Times: Social Media Increases Participation of Nicaraguan Youth in Social Justice Causes. “The social networks in Nicaragua are the principal platforms used by youth to support social justice causes and mobilizations. This was the principal revelation of the recent study: ‘How the youth get information and how they participate,’ presented by the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development, or FUNIDES.”

Mashable: March for Our Lives will take over Tumblr on March 24

Mashable: March for Our Lives will take over Tumblr on March 24. “Tumblr will get a massive makeover on March 24 to help promote March for Our Lives, the protest for gun violence prevention led by teenage survivors of the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.”

Harvard: To Protest or Not to Protest

Harvard: To Protest or Not to Protest. “Educators from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Teaching Systems Lab, and the instructional design firm Fresh Cognate have created Youth in Front, a new hub of learning-oriented resources and multimedia assets for young activists and the educators and adult allies interested making their voices heard — particularly those who are stepping into activism for the first time, and for the educators who are responding to action in their schools and communities.”

The Quad: Social media hashtags can be used as a valid form of activism (Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin: The Quad: Social media hashtags can be used as a valid form of activism. “Arguments for and against the effectiveness of ‘hashtag activism’ generally date back to the #Occupy movement of 2011, which protested income inequality and the influence of money and corporations on the political process. Since then, popular and influential activist hashtags have included #StopKony (trying to remove a brutalist African dictator from power), #NotAllMen (trying to convince women that most men are respectful of women), #BlackLivesMatter (trying to address systemic anti-black racism in the United States, particularly to do with police brutality) and #BringBackOurGirls (trying to raise awareness regarding 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria).”