Tag: African-American

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    “We need to remember that the anniversary of the March on Washington is not the anniversary of a speech, but the anniversary of a very important point in history to expand democracy, to deepen democracy, and to make democracy more faithful to its own sayings.” More

    August 23, 2013 | Comments

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    This Grammy-Award-winning artist’s new album, “spirityouall,” includes his interpretations of classic African-American spirituals as well as songs he composed. Through all of them he hears the influence of his father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., who was an operatic baritone. More

    August 9, 2013 | Comments

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    “I call Dr. King a modern founder in the sense that he was doing just what Jefferson and Lincoln and the other American founders were doing in their most spiritual moments…which was to confront very stubborn forms of evil and subjugation and figure out a way to transform them into equal citizenship.” More

    June 21, 2013 | Comments

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    “Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind in the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again once you’ve been branded a felon,” says Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison. More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    KIM LAWTON, correspondent: At the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, local students are on a field trip, learning how 50 years ago, kids around their age played a pivotal role in the struggle against segregation. One of them was … More

    April 26, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch an extended interview with Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who in 1963 was one of many children who was placed in jail for marching in Birmingham. More

    April 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “Can you be Christian and rap at the same time? I think you can take rap and use it for redemptive purposes…I want to provide a landscape of hope for people.” More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    Her letters, papers, photographs, and library all remain inaccessible to the public, so historians and scholars are unable to tell her story in full. More

    February 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “I marvel at people’s ability to not only live through what they experienced, but not to become consumed by hatred…they recognized that even in the midst of evil, God was still with them.” More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

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