Growing up with Nelson Mandela | Deutsche Welle On his 100th birthday, people all over the world are celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy: as South Africa's first black president and a giant of the anti-apartheid struggle. But Mandela was also a family man.

On his 100th birthday, people all over the world are celebrating Nelson Mandela’s legacy: as South Africa’s first black president and a giant of the anti-apartheid struggle. But Mandela was also a family man.

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Why Frederick Douglass’s struggle for justice is relevant in the Trump era | The Guardian Douglass fought against the horrors of President Andrew Johnson who, like Donald Trump, represents the same force of racist progress, of white male nationalism, of racial walls

Douglass fought against the horrors of President Andrew Johnson who, like Donald Trump, represents the same force of racist progress, of white male nationalism, of racial walls.

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Black men got the right to vote in 1870. This ex-slave’s son was the 1st to cast a ballot. | NJ.Com The election was a vote on whether to revise the existing charter of the town or to abandon it in favor of creating a new township. Peterson voted to revise the charter, which won 230 votes to 63.

The election was a vote on whether to revise the existing charter of the town or to abandon it in favor of creating a new township. Peterson voted to revise the charter, which won 230 votes to 63.

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The Second City of Black America | Los Angeles Review of Books Most of the greatest black American artists, intellectuals, and businesspeople of the midcentury came from places like the Hill, Watts in Los Angeles, Bronzeville in Chicago, and, above all, New York City’s Harlem.

Most of the greatest black American artists, intellectuals, and businesspeople of the midcentury came from places like the Hill, Watts in Los Angeles, Bronzeville in Chicago, and, above all, New York City’s Harlem.

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An Education: Today Marks 150th Anniversary of 14th Amendment | Colorlines As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, here’s why the amendment’s promise of “equal protection of the laws” still matters.

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, here’s why the amendment’s promise of “equal protection of the laws” still matters.

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At 98, the Army Just Made Him an Officer: A Tale of Racial Bias in World War II | The New York Times “Decades have gone by and there hadn’t been a measure of basic fairness, of basic justice that was brought to bear,”... “We owe him this commission.”

“Decades have gone by and there hadn’t been a measure of basic fairness, of basic justice that was brought to bear,”… “We owe him this commission.”

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