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Angela Davis speaks about gender violence, racism
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Local News
Angela Davis speaks about gender violence, racism
Angela Davis, the renowned civil rights activist, feminist and academic, spoke Saturday night to a sold-out auditorium of Boston University students, former students and faculty.
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Extending King’s economic agenda
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Editorial
Extending King’s economic agenda
Soon after attending to the implementation of the civil rights legislative gains, King turned to the Poor People’s campaign.
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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: Spotlight: Rosa Parks
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Black History
REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: Spotlight: Rosa Parks
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Louise Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus. By staying seated, she stood up to racial injustice in America and helped spark a wave of protest for civil rights in the United States.
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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: Love and nonviolence
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Black History
REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: Love and nonviolence
Civil rights is a complicated issue for even grown-ups to work out and Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just a day off school. Here are some activities you and your family can do together to help children understand King and the civil rights movement.
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Black History
REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: Spotlight: Ralph Abernathy
Ralph Abernathy was a fellow pastor and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s chief aide during the American civil rights movement. Keep reading to out more about the extraordinary life of this man.
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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: Teaching kids about King
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Black History
REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: Teaching kids about King
Civil rights is a complicated issue for even grown-ups to work out and Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just a day off school. Here are some activities you and your family can do together to help children understand King and the civil rights movement.
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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: The MLK Memorial
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Black History
REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: The MLK Memorial
Rising 30 feet above the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. is a granite statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that memorializes the man and his role in the American civil rights movement. Dedicated in 2011, the park sits at 1964 Independence Ave., S.W., with the address memorializing the passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: A legacy of inspiration
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Black History
REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: A legacy of inspiration
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leading light of the American Civil Rights movement, was an advocate for nonviolent resistance to injustice and is recognized as a worldwide leader in civil rights, poverty and other injustice.
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Editorial
In defense of diversity
A coalition of Asian organizations have joined the lawsuit against Harvard University for alleged racial discrimination in admissions. They charge that less qualified applicants of other races have received acceptance letters denied to Asians only because of bigotry against Asians.
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The pursuit of one’s rights is justified
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Editorial
The pursuit of one’s rights is justified
Those who are angered by Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem would have to conclude that the extensive pattern of police assaults against unarmed black men do not justify such protest.
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Opinion
When John McCain got it right and wrong on race
John McCain had the rare distinction of doing something politicians almost never do. He admitted that he was wrong, terribly wrong. He also did something that politicians also rarely don’t do and that’s candidly discuss an issue that he was wrong on.
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Boston’s unusual history
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Editorial
Boston’s unusual history
Boston’s tradition of a multiracial affiliation for full equality continues. It’s a Boston thing that survives despite persistent vestiges of racial discrimination.
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