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Freedom Riders, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK Day -

It was a warm May afternoon. May 22. 1961. About 30 activists, mostly of college age, were huddled in the Montgomery, Alabama, mansion of pharmacist Dr. Richard Harris. They were from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and they had two goals. One: persuading Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Alabama, Barack Obama, Birmingham, Civil Rights Movement, Freedom Riders, National Parks, Reconstruction Era, South Carolina Gamecocks -

In the last days of his presidency, President Barack Obama has designated five new national monuments, including two at sites important to the civil rights movement and the first site dedicated to the Reconstruction era. With 34 sites, Obama has surpassed Franklin D. Roosevelt as the president with the most cultural, environmental or historical landmarks […]

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freedom riders, National, News, President Obama Pardons, Sala Udin Pardoned -

As part of a last-minute clemency push ahead of the Christmas holiday, President Obama on […]

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