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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16, 2017)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day falls on Monday, January 16, this year. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday designated by Congress in 1994 as a day of service. The holiday falls on the third Monday of January; … Continue reading

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Brown v. Board of Education Finally Realized in One City

On May 14, 2016, more than 60 years after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education   decision, the junior high and high schools in my hometown of Cleveland, MS were ordered to integrate to end segregation of the public schools. … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18, 2016

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January 18 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday designated by Congress in 1994 as a national day of service. First established in 1983 after a long struggle, the holiday falls on the third Monday of January, close … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014

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January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday falling on the third Monday of January, near King’s birthday on January 15, 1929. The holiday was established in 1983 after a long struggle, and in 1994 Congress designated … Continue reading

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Dick Clark’s Georgia Legacy

In October 1958, Dick Clark promoted the March of Dimes’ newly redirected focus on eliminating birth defects.  At that time The March of Dimes was the fundraising arm of the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, which was established in Georgia … Continue reading

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Derrick A. Bell, Civil Rights Activist and Scholar, Dies

Derrick A. Bell, civil rights attorney and legal scholar – the first African-American to hold a tenured position at Harvard’s Law School, died on October 5.  Mr. Bell was 80. Mr. Bell is famous for his provocative thinking as well … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: The Discomfiture of Southern Culture

Significant subjects in photographs are not always apparent at first glance.  This crowd scene at the fair appears rather mundane.  A closer inspection reveals the attendees are all African-American and and the vendors are Caucasian.  Southern fairs would typically hold … Continue reading

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