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Latent Prejudice Stirs When a Black Man Tries to Join a Charleston Club | The New York Times

Richard Fausset , The New York Times Dr. W. Melvin Brown III at his home in Charleston, S.C. At the encouragement of white friends in the Charleston Rifle Club, he applied for membership, but was rejected.CreditCreditHunter McRae for The New York Times. Featured Image , S.C. — Though the Charleston Rifle Club was founded in 1855 to promote good marksmanship, it is better known today for a more prosaic pastime, bowling. And though the sign out front, with its lion-flanked escutcheon and Gothic lettering, gives off a whiff of high society, the club’s membership spans classes, embracing socialites and police […]

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Senator Tim Scott Sinks Thomas Farr’s Judicial Nomination Amid Racial Controversy | The New York Times The Republican Party, Mr. Scott told reporters, is “not doing a very good job of avoiding the obvious potholes on race in America.”

The Republican Party, Mr. Scott told reporters, is “not doing a very good job of avoiding the obvious potholes on race in America.”

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Remembering Birmingham’s ‘Dynamite Hill’ Neighborhood | NPR Long before the Civil Rights marches of 1963 thrust Birmingham, Ala. into the national spotlight, black families along one residential street were steadily chipping away at Jim Crow segregation laws — and paying a price for it.

Long before the Civil Rights marches of 1963 thrust Birmingham, Ala. into the national spotlight, black families along one residential street were steadily chipping away at Jim Crow segregation laws — and paying a price for it.

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