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A lynching in New Orleans

How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!

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Today in African American history: Birthday of Eddie Robinson

Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 - April 3, 2007) was an outstanding American football coach.

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Adjunct Prof. Leleua Loupe’s office: the trunk of her car

"At the beginning of the semester," explains historian and lecturer Leleua Loupe, "students don't know history or understand the world around them."

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American Indians oppose glorification of Andrew Jackson

 Native Americans are oppposing the campaign of local historians and an organization to raise the infamous Indian killer, Andrew Jackson to the status of a "great president." 

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Ferguson and St. Louis demonstrators reclaim the memory of Dr. King

Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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AFL-CIO opens Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.

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The CIA backstory needs to be remembered

As the debate on the Feinstein Committee's torture report continues, we need to remember the "backstory."

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Louise Koszalka dies at 100

Louise (Jones) Ferragut Koszalka, May 12, 1914, to Oct. 31, 2014, passed away peacefully at home with her family.

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Veterans Day sonnet: "Anthem for Doomed Youth"

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

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