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Occupy Wall Street: A New Wave of Fair Housing Activism?

6 Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 12:11:59 (EST)

Forty years ago Gale Cincotta, affectionately known in the community organizing world as the mother of community reinvestment, led her troops into bank lobbies, effectively shutting them down for the day, held barbeques on the front yards of bank executives, and threatened Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker that she would...

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Greensboro Redux

Posted February 8, 2010 | 13:47:42 (EST)

It's wonderful to see the coverage of the 50th anniversary event at the Smithsonian commemorating the first sit-in, at the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's by those four brave, imaginative N.C. A&T freshmen. A portion of that historic lunch counter is now at the American History Museum in DC, and the...

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Martin Luther King and a Freedom Budget for All Americans

Posted January 18, 2010 | 08:46:46 (EST)

Back in 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. signaled his shift from a solely civil rights focus to add the all-important issue of economic justice -- noting the material distress afflicting whites as well as nonwhites. He did this by writing the Foreword to a major document, "A Freedom Budget for...

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