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‘Traveling Black,’ a Look at the Civil Rights Movement in Motion

In 1926, while traveling by train from Wilmington, N.C., to Richmond, Va., the Jamaican-American writer J.A. Rogers was forced to ride in the wooden Jim…

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Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians

WASHINGTON — The White House released the report on Monday of the presidential 1776 Commission, a sweeping attack on liberal thought and activism that calls…

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The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time

For Antwan T. Lang, a member of the Chatham County Board of Elections in Savannah, Ga., Dr. King’s words meant we cannot be afraid to…

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‘MLK/FBI’ Review: King, Hoover and the Tale of the Tape

In some ways, “MLK/FBI,” Sam Pollard’s new documentary, tells a straightforward story suggested by the title. Drawing on long-secret documents — and anticipating the eventual…

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For a Civil Rights Hero, 90, a New Battle Unfolds on His Childhood Street

In January 2019, the Jefferson Circuit Court ruled in favor of the city, arguing that the state law violated a municipality’s right to free speech.…

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M.L.B.’s Records Were Never Real. But the Racism Was. Ask Satchel Paige.

Incomplete records were kept of Paige’s games in the Negro leagues, which couldn’t afford to hire the kind of record-keepers the major leagues had. The…

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Joe Biden’s Non-Radical 1960s

Joseph R. Biden Jr. marched into adulthood in Bass Weejuns penny loafers. He was known around the University of Delaware campus as the teetotaling semi-jock…

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