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Today in black history: Malcolm X assassinated

Malcolm became an influential figure to many African-Americans and supporters of civil rights and equality, and continues to be so today.

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INTERVIEW: Prof. Jamie Wilson, the Black Power Movement and lessons for today's activists

Prof. Jamie Wilson is giving a special People's World Black History Month teleconference presentation on Tues, Feb 19. This interview is a preview of the themes of his presentation.

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Today in black history: Civil rights pioneer Claudia Jones is born

Jones died in exile in Great Britain in 1964 at the age of 49, her health weakened from imprisonment in the U.S. because of her political activism.

Connecticut celebration highlights jobs and freedom

The event marks 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery and 50 years since the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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Today in black history: NAACP founded

On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - one of America's oldest civil rights organizations - was formed.

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Conversation: How Black freedom struggle shapes America

Join People's World in celebrating African American History Month with a national teleconference presentation by Prof. Jamie Wilson.

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Better know an owner: Clippers’ outrageous Donald Sterling

It is incredibly ugly that owners such as Donald Sterling can latch themselves onto the games we enjoy and wreak so much social havoc.

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Virginia GOP tries to dilute African-American vote

Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.

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Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.

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Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history

Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.

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