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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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Paradise Lost?

On January 17, 1893, Queen Liliuokalani, the rightful monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is overthrown in a coup tacitly led by American sugar planters…

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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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A Cad of The Lost Cause

On this day in 1963, George C. Wallace, four-time governor of Alabama and four-time presidential hopeful, is sworn in as the 45th Governor of Alabama….

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The Nation’s First From Old Dominion

On this day in 1990 Douglas Wilder becomes the first-ever African American elected governor of a US state, and the first governor of color in…

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