Tag: Civil Rights Movement

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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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    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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    “She had to have been the least naïve nun that I can think of,” says Kathryn Wat, curator of an exhibition of prints by graphic artist Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. More

    July 6, 2012 | Comments

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    “American politics is broken today, and Dr. King’s message, his life, his values and virtues can offer us a strategy for healing what is broken.” More

    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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    The president of Morehouse College speaks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s religious maturation as well as the need for contemporary Americans to have “the moral will to act” in the face of persistent economic disparities between blacks and whites.
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    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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    We ask some of the first visitors to the MLK Memorial on the National Mall to share their thoughts on its significance and on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More

    August 24, 2011 | Comments

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    To mark his 70th birthday on May 24, we reprise an essay on religion, spirituality, and Bob Dylan, who once said, “There’s mystery, magic, truth, and the Bible in great folk music. I can’t hope to touch that. But I’m going to try.” More

    May 18, 2011 | Comments

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