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Christopher F. Edley Jr., law dean and prominent civil rights advocate, 71
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Christopher F. Edley Jr., law dean and prominent civil rights advocate, 71
Christopher Fairfield Edley Jr., an adviser to three presidents and a leading civil rights expert who spent over two decades on the Harvard Law School faculty, died in California on May 10 at age 71 after complications from surgery.
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Bill Strickland: A long life of teaching, inspiring and activism
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Bill Strickland: A long life of teaching, inspiring and activism
In a life dedicated to teaching, writing and organizing as a behind-the-scenes political strategist, Bill Strickland had an outsized presence that belied his soft-spoken, even-tempered nature.
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The lasting impact of one iconic photo
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The lasting impact of one iconic photo
On April 5, 1976, Theodore “Ted” Landsmark, a Black, New York-born lawyer living in Boston, was rushing to a meeting with a development agency to discuss how to create opportunities for minority construction workers. When the 29-year-old reached City Hall Plaza, he crossed paths with a rowdy group of antibusing demonstrators.
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Honoring the legacy of our pioneers
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Honoring the legacy of our pioneers
As we continue to honor our heritage during Black History Month, we should use these brief four weeks to remember the historical impact of famous Black Americans from Boston.
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Labor rights and civil rights go hand in hand
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Labor rights and civil rights go hand in hand
As we look back at this year’s celebration of Labor Day, we must not forget the significant role that our community has played in the fight for labor rights. This holiday serves as a reminder of the long and ongoing struggle for labor rights and civil rights.
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It’s NAACP time
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It’s NAACP time
As we welcome the NAACP national convention to our city, I am joyful because America’s oldest civil rights group has chosen to come back to Boston and gather in one of the country’s oldest civil rights cities.
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Thomas I. Atkins: A civil rights champion remembered
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Thomas I. Atkins: A civil rights champion remembered
Fifteen years ago this month, renowned civil rights attorney Thomas Irving Atkins lost a 15-year battle to Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He had spent his entire life relentlessly fighting for racial equality and against racial discrimination, expanding his crusade beyond Boston as special counsel and general counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in its New York national office.
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Eric Holder recalls JFK ‘63 civil rights speech
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Eric Holder recalls JFK ‘63 civil rights speech
As a 12-year-old boy, Eric Holder watched on a small black-and-white television in the basement home of his Barbadian parents in the Queens section of New York City as John F. Kennedy spoke to the nation.
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Organizers get training at Kennedy School
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Organizers get training at Kennedy School
A group of 16 organizers from around the country came to Boston last week to begin a 20-week training session to advance political, civil, and human rights in their communities.
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Black History: Giants of the resistance
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Black History
Black History: Giants of the resistance
Black history is filled with the names of people who fought against oppression in pursuit of progress.
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Black patriotism undeterred by racial discrimination
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Black patriotism undeterred by racial discrimination
The staunch resistance of Blacks to despotism is assuring, but there is still some trepidation that change could come. Who would have anticipated that white radicals would invade the nation’s Capitol building to disrupt the U.S. Congress performing its constitutional duty to certify the results of a presidential election?
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Black woman heads DOJ Civil Rights division
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Black woman heads DOJ Civil Rights division
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