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In 1776, Lemuel Haynes, a veteran of the American Revolution and the first black man in the United States to be ordained as a minister, wrote this response to the Declaration of Independence: Liberty Further Extended: Or Free Thoughts on … Continue reading
The 1967 report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders opens with a now-famous conclusion: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white–separate and unequal.” The closing of the report is less well known: One of … Continue reading
Martin Luther King, Jr. on “60 Minutes,” September 27, 1966.
Congress of South African Trade Unions: 1987 Calendar In 1987, COSATU conducted a two-day strike during the general elections in May as part of its Living Wage Campaign. More than 2.5 million workers took part. Later that month, their headquarters … Continue reading
The Challenger—a tough-talking comic book hero from the 1940’s who fights fascism at home: “The man who wants to smash the unions or attack racial or religious minorities is a fascist! Never forget that, and never forget to fight that … Continue reading
I grew up in musical theater. To me, the highlight and the epitome of my life as a singer and actor and a dancer/choreographer was to star on Broadway. And as my popularity grew once [Star Trek] was on … Continue reading
Dana C. Chandler: Fred Hampton’s Door 2 (1975) Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton was drugged and murdered by the Chicago Police in 1969. Dana Chandler first memorialized the event in 1970 with a small trompe I’oeil painting of a … Continue reading
Milton Williams: Parade Thrills! Taken May 17, 1979, on the 25th anniversary of the US Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ruled that public schools could not be segregated.