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Remembering Watts: 50 Years After the Riots That Shook the Nation, What Lessons Must Still Be Learned

Andre Shashaty | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Andre Shashaty

Fifty years later, Americans of all races and incomes must look back at the upheaval that started in Watts with new eyes and face the warnings all around us that our progress has not been sufficient, and that we are slipping into racial division that could once again lead to hatred and violence.

Remembering Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth refused to back down despite huge risks, enduring arrests, beatings and injuries from fire hoses ai...