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Historians: History is more than an academic exercise

"History shapes and molds our perceptions of our past, present and future; it informs and builds a narrative: it provides lessons applicable to today's reality."

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South Dakota American Indians win in landmark child welfare case

Many here say the federal government should, as it did in the South in the1950's, send in the federal troops. Let it be Indian troops.

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Today in history: The Civil War ends

The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.

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Family of Tamir Rice launches petition for justice

"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."

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Police settle lawsuit on use of chemical agents in Ferguson

"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"

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Mayor Ras Baraka tops Harlem evening of black culture and struggle

The meeting's theme was "Support City Officials Who Fight for Equality, a Living Wage and Against Racism."

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Garcia's work puts fairness first, longtime supporter says

"One thing about Chuy Garcia is that he will stand for what is right and he will stand for unity, he has done it when it was not an easy thing to do."

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St. Louis Workers Ed Society: a mix of Motown and activism

What do you get when you mix Motown music and activism? 

Answer: The St. Louis Workers' Education Society.

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Selma commemoration a testimonial to victory of struggle

"What a glorious task we are given," said Obama. "We know the march is not yet over, the race not yet won. Change depends on what we do."

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Tens of thousands mark Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.

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