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Today in history: Tom Hayden turns 76 (that’s the spirit!)

In addition to being an editorial board member and columnist for The Nation, Hayden regularly publishes his commentary in other major media.

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Confederate "flaggers" fight for twisted history

A slim majority of whites with a college degree see the Confederate flag as a symbol of heritage and pride, while 41 percent see it as a racist symbol.

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Today in history: Anna Louise Strong is born, changes worlds

Strong was employed by the New York Evening Post to report on the bloody massacre and the armed guards hired by Everett mill owners to keep the IWW out of town.

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Writing black troops out of Civil War history paved way for Jim Crow

"If we don't tell our own story it will not be told."

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Today in history: President Truman proposes national health program

Truman said, "The health of American children, like their education, should be recognized as a definite public responsibility." 

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Today in history: Bicentennial of pioneer feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist and leading figure of the early women's movement.

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Veterans Day: Honoring those who served and reflecting on our future

There has been a continuing struggle to honor veterans not only on this holiday, but all year round.

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Today in Native American history: Russell Means is born

This date in 1939 marks the birth of Russell Charles Means, activist for the rights of Native American people.

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Native student challenges California professor who denies genocide

In 1852 the California legislature paid $1.1 million to citizen militias to hunt and kill Native Americans.

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Today in history: First American woman ambassador appointed

On this date in 1949, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson became the first woman to hold the post of U.S. ambassador when she was sworn in by Truman.

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