Topic: Race

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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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    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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    Generations of African slaves found a powerful way of singing through suffering in spirituals that were rooted in biblical stories and images. More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

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    “That old singing, that old praying which I love so much—that is the great strength of my being, of my writing,” says the author of “A Lesson before Dying” and many other critically acclaimed books. More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” by Ernest J. Gaines. More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about King and Obama with the Rev. Donna Jones, senior pastor at Cookman United Methodist Church in Philadelphia.

    January 16, 2009 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about King and Obama with Professor Harold Dean Trulear of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

    January 16, 2009 | Comments

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    We have a story today about other people wrestling with the notion of brotherly dwelling. They're Americans and Mexicans whose community is about to be bisected by the fence the government is building along the Rio Grande.

    May 9, 2008 | Comments

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