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Here’s The Disturbing History Of Segregated Swimming Pools And Amusement Parks
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Whites used to put nails at the bottom of pools in Cincinnati and pour bleach and acid in pools with black bathers in St. Augustine, Florida.
Sen. Kamala Harris Talks Desegregation
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) described busing as “a tool” to be considered for school desegregation.
Joe Biden Faces More Scrutiny For Defending States' Rights On Busing
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton called Biden's comments "egregious" and said the entire Civil War was essentially fought over this concept.
Biden Fondly Recalls Segregationist Senators From A Time Of More 'Civility'
One of the senators reportedly advocated for genocide of black Americans.
What It Was Like Being Black In WWII
When Kenyon Parker served in World War II, the Army was segregated. He and other black soldiers were denied guns, had separate facilities and were often forced into behind-the-line jobs of servitude.
GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Has A Controversial History
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is under fire for controversial details from her past.
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Wins Runoff Election Despite Controversial Comments
Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith beat Democrat Mike Espy to become the next Mississippi senator.
Trump Judicial Nominee Refuses To Say If She Agrees With Desegregated Schools
President Donald Trump nominated Wendy Vitter to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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The Ruling Named For Linda Brown Died Long Before She Did
A toxic combination of ruthlessness and timidity killed the landmark desegregation decision.
This Alabama District Came Shockingly Close To Effectively Segregating Its Schools
The threat of resegregation haunted this school district in Alabama just last month.
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Remembering Civil Rights Pioneer Linda Brown
The woman who was at the center of Brown vs. Board of Education as a young girl has died, but Linda Brown’s legacy will live on.
'Father's Kingdom' Takes A Look Inside A Forgotten Religious Movement
A new film tracks the life of “Father Divine,” leader of the International Peace Mission and an advocate for anti-lynching laws and desegregation.
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Michael B. Jordan To Produce Film About World War II Black Panthers
The film will follow the African-American combat unit who paved the way for desegregation in the armed forces.
Claudette Colvin's Civil Rights Legacy
At just 15, Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.
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Segregated Schools In St. Louis Are Not An Accident
Saras Chung, Ph.D, MSW
Faculty Affiliate, Social System Design Lab at Washington Univ...
The lines of racial division in our city are a product of the unequal system our society has created.
(Photo by Robert Ruynon from the Robert Runyon Photograph Collection, courtesy of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History)
Blood and Betrayal in the Southwest
A Peabody Award winner and weekly public radio show on NPR, an...
The Southwest was once a part of Mexico, but that doesn’t mean that Mexicans have always felt welcome there. Land disputes
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Human Rights Movement Must Come Together to Resist Trump's Agenda
Trump is on a road to undermine the progress that has been achieved. His appointment to the Supreme Court will certainly
How Phylicia Rashad's Mother Protected Her From The Malice Of Legal Segregation
By Lisa Capretto, OWN
"My mother was determined that her children would not be scarred by this ignorance."
The Gift of a Brat
Michael Gordon Bennett
Author of 7-10 Split: My Journey As America's Whitest Black Ki...
I feel blessed I see America through a more hopeful prism thanks to a gift presented to me at birth; my father's decision
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What School Segregation Has To Do With The Rise Of Donald Trump
“It’s easy for people to let their fears dominate how they view the world.”
The Story Of The Chinese Family That First Fought To Desegregate Southern Schools
Racial politics in the Jim Crow South were more complicated than you think.
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The NAACP Takes A Major Stand Against The Growth Of Charter Schools
The nation's oldest civil rights group is taking a critical look at the state of education.
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