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France’s Slave Past

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On May 31, 2016
France is finally dealing with the fact that much of its national wealth was built upon the enslavement of Africans. That will soon change. President François Hollande announced this month the establishment of a major foundation to create a slavery memorial and museum in Paris. “I wish to give to France an institution it still […]
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Tulsa

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On May 31, 2016
The Tulsa Race Riot is one of the most shameful events in all of American history and as we know, that’s a high bar to meet. That event took place 95 years ago today. Amazingly, an account of this event written by the father of the legendary African-American historian John Hope Franklin, who was a […]
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The Lesson of San Jose

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On May 30, 2016
I have been neglecting my NHL playoff blogging duties, being reduced to Twitter predictions of the conference finals and finals. I don’t have a great deal to say about the finals, which strike me as even more of a coin flip than usual. I will, however, direct you to my epic post on the Sharks […]
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