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From Selma to Montgomery: An introduction to the 1965 marches

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Help students gain background information on the marches that formed a cornerstone of the civil rights movement. Continue reading

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“Everything was on fire” – ‘Selma’ director aims to capture spirit of civil rights moment

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“Selma,” the first feature film to focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement and artistic interpretations of history. Continue reading

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Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Eric Garner Death

On Staten Island, mixed reaction to Eric Garner grand jury decision

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Protesters have gathered across the country to express outrage after a grand jury decided against indicting Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, who died after the officer held an arm around his neck. Continue reading

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Grand jury decides against indictment in Eric Garner case

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A grand jury decided there would be no indictment for police officers in the choking death of Staten Island man Eric Garner. Continue reading

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Understanding the grand jury ruling on Michael Brown’s death

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The basics 1. What happened? A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. 2.…read more

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