Rollins Edwards, survivor of secret WWII mustard gas experiments and Summerville black leader, dies | The Post and Courier A civil rights pioneer in Dorchester County and World War II veteran who was subject to classified Army chemical weapons tests and forced to keep quiet about the experience for decades, has died.

A civil rights pioneer in Dorchester County and World War II veteran who was subject to classified Army chemical weapons tests and forced to keep quiet about the experience for decades, has died.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s scorn for ‘white moderates’ in his Birmingham jail letter | The Washington Post The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

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Bessie Rogers and Taylor Rogers | StoryCorps Retired Memphis, Tennessee sanitation worker Taylor Rodgers and his wife, Bessie, were at the Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.

Retired Memphis, Tennessee sanitation worker Taylor Rodgers and his wife, Bessie, were at the Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.

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‘A Taste of Power’: The Woman Who Led the Black Panther Party | Longreads Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization.

Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization.

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