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The Odious Compromise of 1877

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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Renaissance (Black) Man

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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We Didn’t Start the Fire

Despite the tone of many of my posts, I am, for the most part, a reasonable person. This is not by accident. As a salesman…

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The Arc of the Moral Universe

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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Spindle Top: The Return of the Dinosaurs

On this day in 1901, the American oil industry is born as a gusher named Spindle Top blows; the United States would never be the…

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Solidarity Forever

On this day in 1936, the Flint sit-down strike against General Motors commences at Fisher Body Plant No. 1. When the strike finally ended 44…

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