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Fort Mose: early marker in African American freedom movement

The fight for African American freedom reaches back hundreds of years, even before the arrival of the British.

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Black History Month: George B. Murphy, Jr., journalist for the people

I got to know George B. Murphy, Jr. during the 25 years I commuted from Baltimore to Washington D.C. covering the capital for the Daily World newspaper, now the People's World online daily. His long career as a fighting, pro-people journalist made a deep impression on me.

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Civil rights legends Nash, Vivian urge continued resistance

CHICAGO - Two "living legends" of the civil rights movement, Diane Nash and the Rev. C. T. Vivian, keynoted "Remembering the Movement," a Black History Month program, livestreamed from the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum.

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Dr. Margaret Burroughs, 1917-2010: What will your legacy be?

A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.

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CHEERS to Marx, JEERS to negativism!

CHEERS to the political foresight of comic Groucho Marx, who anticipated the 2009-10 Republican Congressional delegation with his great song, "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It!"

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At 90, Frances Gabow keeps up the fight for socialism

Frances Gabow's life-just 10 years shy of a century--is a history book of political struggle in the 20th century. "And I don't regret a thing," she told a crowd celebrating her 90th birthday recently.

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Slaves who built U.S. Capitol to be honored

The U.S. Congress will acknowledge the role of slave labor in building the U.S. Capitol Building this week.

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Texas bans capitalism

The Texas state school board has erased "capitalism" from the social studies curriculum and substituted "free enterprise," since "capitalism" is only used by "liberal" professors.

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SNCC 50th anniversary meet mixes nostalgia and determination

RALEIGH, N.C. - With a mix of nostalgia and renewed commitment, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) held its 50th anniversary conference here, April 15-18.

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