Opinion

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A meditation on race

The killing of Trayvon Martin, the trial of George Zimmerman, and the public discourse in the aftermath of the verdict have awakened memories I had frankly put in the old news pile of my mind.

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Today in history: End of military segregation

On this day in 1948, President Harry Truman ordered the desegregation of the United States armed forces.

The Freedom Rides turn 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides, which contributed mightily to breaking the back of legal segregation in the South.