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Civil Rights Movement

In Rustin, a ‘deputy’ civil rights leader finally gets his due
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Opinion
In Rustin, a ‘deputy’ civil rights leader finally gets his due
If you’ve ever participated in a mass protest in Washington, D.C. or any gathering for social change, you have Bayard Rustin to thank.
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Black Teacher Archive reveals untold stories of the fight for education justice
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News
Black Teacher Archive reveals untold stories of the fight for education justice
The old journals and bulletins chronicle the acts of resistance in places like Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina, where Black educators fought against injustice in education under Jim Crow. Those stories are now chronicled in the Black Teacher Archive, a groundbreaking new digital portal that was unveiled at Harvard University last month. 
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Black history, music comes to life in Memphis
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Black History
Black history, music comes to life in Memphis
First-time visitors to the Volunteer State, with its deep wellspring of musical heritage and Black history, will find flavors of both throughout Tennessee, but no place rivals Memphis for its evocation of Black musical traditions and the struggle for equal rights.
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Court overturns freedom riders’ convictions
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News
Court overturns freedom riders’ convictions
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — If you are or know of any relatives of Andy Johnson, who was last heard from while a student at the University of Cincinnati in the late 1940s, call the Orange County Courthouse in this town.
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A plea to save the Freedom House building
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Local News
A plea to save the Freedom House building
The historic site was sold to a development company started by the late Dorchester native John Corcoran for $1.5 million, a sum that will go towards programs at the new location, where the foundation primarily focuses on academic, financial and social opportunities for college-bound students.
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Marker notes pivotal moment in MLK history
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News
Marker notes pivotal moment in MLK history
More than seven decades ago, a tavern once located on this grassy intersection witnessed what many believe was the nascent rumblings of the post-World War II civil rights revolution that brought down the formal structure of American apartheid and moved the nation closer to the redeeming promise of “all men are created equal.”
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Editorial
They don’t make them like they used to
The death of Vernon Jordan reminds us that during the Civil Rights Movement, it was not uncommon for young Blacks to assume major leadership positions.
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