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Striving for a New Legacy on MLK Day

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day we will remember this brave, peaceful man with stirring speeches and events. But, in the effort to respectfully commemorate him, I wonder if we aren't in some ways diminishing the horrific struggle he and other civil rights leaders had to face.

Alabama Is Doing It's Damn Best To Suppress The Black Vote

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

People have died fighting for the right to vote in this country. Letting Alabama disenfranchise black voters now would be to dishonor their memory and the legacy of the civil right's movement. It is modern day Jim Crow.

What George Wallace Taught Me About Forgiveness

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

There are good and bad people in both genders and all races. I believe, as I hope you do, that there are more good. However, if we don't keep our hearts open, we are limiting the possibilities of building the capability to connect across differences in the future.

Col. William P. Gale, a Scary Apparition From the Desert

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

This was Colonel William Gale, a former top aide of General Douglas McArthur. Gale later became better known as the Reverend William Gale of the Christian Identity faith, which later moved to Hayden Lake, Idaho, and was run by a Gale protege, The Reverend Butler.

Memoirs of the Segregated South

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Admittedly, I come from a lily-white family, English on both sides. However, I believe that a person doesn't have to be black to feel the effects of racism -- a point that Kathryn Stockett makes very well in her novel, "The Help."

Civil Rights Movement Reassembles to Ask: What's Next?

Saul Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Landau

On February 1, 1960, four black students took seats at a lunch counter at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's. The white waitresses ignored th...