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It Takes a Movement: Remembering Those Who Pressured Dr. King

Though the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s exalted position is deservedly celebrated, each year brings a more whitewashed remembrance of his radicalism.   Few mainstream tributes discuss his opposition to the Vietnam War, a position that the New York Times then … Continue reading

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The Corruption of Power: Lord of the Rings and the Civil Rights Movement

Few groups of people have shaken the American status quo like the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC- pronounced “Snick”).    These college-age activists, mostly black and mostly southern, launched the sit-in movement and the Freedom Rides.   The sit-in movement involved thousands … Continue reading

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