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From the Emancipation Proclamation to the 13th Amendment

On this day in 1865, the US House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States, so to…

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A Drop in Gay Suicides

This, I suspect, is a big part of the reason the (not really) “christian” pretender in chief so vehemently decries making it legal. To say…

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Civil Rights from Rutherford B Hayes to Lincoln and on to Today

On January 25, 1877, the US Senate moves as part of the Compromise of 1877 to cast 20 “undetermined” electoral votes for Republican Gov. Rutherford…

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Paul Robeson, Activism and McCarthy

On this day in 1976, actor, athlete and activist Paul Robeson dies from a stroke in Philadelphia, PA; he was 77. Born to a former…

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African Americans and The Homestead Act of 1862

I sometimes find myself at a loss. You see, here’s my problem. In my writing, I demand the truth. I am very careful with my…

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The Man Who Changed a Culture is Born – MLK Jr.

On this day in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to a Baptist minister and his church organist wife in Atlanta, GA. Becoming a…

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