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Baptists, citing another tradition in the South, denounce Confederate flag

Two recent, very different, actions illustrate that although those in power have tried to repress it, the tradition of fighting racism in the South runs as deep as the racism itself.

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Today in history: Juneteenth celebrates 1865 freedom for slaves

This still popularly observed African American celebration honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed.

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This week in LGBTQ history: Recognizing African-American activist Pauli Murray

The civil rights activist, lawyer, and theologian, and an acknowledged lesbian, will soon lend her name to one of two new residential colleges.

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In the vanguard for gay liberation: The life of Communist organizer Harry Hay

In 1950, Harry Hay, longtime Communist and union activist, founded the Mattachine Society, one of America's first LGBTQ rights organizations.

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This week in LGBTQ history: Supreme Court decides on Colorado’s Amendment 2

Twenty years ago, on May 20, 1996, a landmark victory was won at the United States Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans.

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NYU forum explores role of communists in Civil Rights Movement

A public forum was held to uncover the buried history of communists' role in the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s

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This week in history: The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The food drive started in October 1991 as a pilot program, the initial drive taking place in ten cities across the country. 

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This month: Celebrate Asian-Pacific American heritage, honor Yung Wing

Educational pioneer Yung Wing (1828-1912) worked to bridge cultural gaps between the U.S. and China.

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Trump screwed Gary, Indiana; now he’s asking for its vote

Gary and Atlantic City, New Jersey - Donald Trump sucked each city dry and left town.

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Celebrating the life of James Connolly in Troy, New York

Irish Republican and revolutionary socialist James Connolly will be celebrated on May 14.

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