04/21/2014 11:44 am ET Updated Apr 21, 2014

Marc Hill: Why Easter Is A Revolutionary Holiday For African Americans And Freedom Fighters

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When I was growing up, Easter was a big deal. Even if you didn’t believe in Jesus, the holiday still brought plenty of good news. Though public schools didn’t technically celebrate religious holidays, Spring break and warm weather usually came during the Holy Week. Even the poorest kids in my neighborhood came back to school with fresh haircuts, new sneakers, and a sense that the school year was finally coming to an end.

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