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Memories of Medgar Evers and Mississippi

Race Issues | Reflections on the civil rights movement
by John R. Erickson
Posted 2/04/17, 12:07 pm

When I was growing up in the 1950s, there were no black-skinned people in our little Texas town. When my family made trips to Amarillo, we saw them on the streets and in the stores, but we never met them.

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Trailblazing on the frontier

Black History Month | Fort Davis and Black History Month
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/01/17, 12:00 am

What do California gold, a Western frontier fort, and an ex-slave who learned that the abolition of slavery did not abolish racism, have in common?

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Protests and reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Race Issues | Tension remains high as Americans celebrate the civil rights icon
by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/16/17, 02:39 pm

WASHINGTON—Since 1983, Americans have set aside the third Monday in January to pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work. But for many, this year is different.

This week marks the last days in office for the country’s first African-American president, and in fewer than 100 hours, President-elect Donald Trump will take over as the nation’s 45th commander in chief. Some people angry and frustrated by the transition took to the streets of the nation’s capital to protest what they see as a repudiation of King’s legacy.

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