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Race & Society Spotlight: Black America Today Debate
Nearly 40 years after the March on Washington, has character triumphed over color? Have Americans learned to embrace diversity? Will the African American community thrive and prosper in the 21st century? The debate rages on. For answers, some look to politics, others to religion. In the end, as filmmaker Spike Lee has observed, the ultimate answer lies with ourselves.
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What's behind the high rates of heart disease, cancer and diabetes among African Americans? Join the discussion
Protest in Birmingham
Two leading activists take on the issues. Join the debate
Did you know? In 1891, Chicago's Provident Hospital became the first African American-run hospital in the U.S. A. Philip Randolph
NPR Live PBS Presents
Fifty Years After "Brown v. Board of Ed."
From All Things Considered

Blacks in the Party of Lincoln
From The Tavis Smiley Show

From NPR
Race: The Power of an Illusion
What is race?

The Murder of Emmet Till
His death mobilized the civil rights movement

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Explore slavery's legacy

People Power
Meet A. Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Free Stuff: 19th century photo of men reading and writing Brain Teaser:
Make an e-card or download a screensaver and wallpaper. Check it out! What city had the largest African-American population in 2000? Take a quiz!
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