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This week in history: First Black woman earns a medical degree

Rebecca Davis Lee became the first African-American woman to become a physician in the United States.

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This week in history: Kickass black feminist Flo Kennedy born

She was a lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, writer and feminist.

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The focus on Iowa caucuses: accident meets media hype

A relatively small number of Iowans take part in the caucuses, but the caucuses decisions are worth scrutinizing because participants study the issues and are knowledgeable and thoughtful.

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This week in history: Louis D. Brandeis nominated to Supreme Court

His nomination was bitterly contested and denounced by conservative Republicans.

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Boston's MLK march unites movements for economic and racial justice

"As we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the fight for economic and racial justice continues."

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This week in history: Robert Clifton Weaver, first Black U.S. Cabinet member

Weaver noted there was a great difference between the income of most African Americans and the cost of living.

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Getting racism out of school curricula

How much progress have we made in getting racism out of our schools since the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education?

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This week in history: FDR calls for Four Freedoms

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt articulated the fundamental goals of Four Freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy.

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John Trudell: Another warrior for Native rights passes on

Another dauntless advocate of American Indian activism has walked on with the passing of Native rights stalwart John Trudell.

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