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Today in black history: NAACP founded

On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - one of America's oldest civil rights organizations - was formed.

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Conversation: How Black freedom struggle shapes America

Join People's World in celebrating African American History Month with a national teleconference presentation by Prof. Jamie Wilson.

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Virginia town was center of civil rights struggle

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 called the Danville Police Department one of the most brutal and vicious he had come across.

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I remember the Scottsboro defense

The decision to fight for the Scottsboro Nine was preceded by years of activity led by the Communist Party and its predecessor organizations.

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NY Times: Turning truth on its head — The Scottsboro case

This week a bipartisan group of Alabama state lawmakers introduced a bill to exonerate the victims of a racist frame-up.

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Today in labor history: Radical Reconstruction and 40 acres and a mule

In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.

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Today in history: Civil rights activist Rosa Parks born 100 years ago

In honor of the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, we are rerunning the following People's World article, "Rosa Parks: courageous fighter for justice, " by Debbie Bell.

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Today in labor history: Prince Hall, revolutionary abolitionist, dies

Prince Hall, revolutionary, abolitionist and Masonic leader, died in Boston on Dec. 4, 1807.

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Civil rights legends Nash, Vivian urge continued resistance

CHICAGO - Two "living legends" of the civil rights movement, Diane Nash and the Rev. C. T. Vivian, keynoted "Remembering the Movement," a Black History Month program, livestreamed from the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum.

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Philly celebrates African American history with calls for peace action

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 50 people crowded into the Du Bois Center on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia last Friday to hear Anthony Monteiro, professor of African American Studies at Temple University, deliver a history lecture.

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