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Legends Speaking

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On December 15, 2020

Gloria Richardson is one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. But she is far too forgotten about today. Her work in the movement in Maryland was one of the most important moments of the 1

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When I was reading Andrew Sandoval-Strausz’s book Barrio America in preparation for the podcast with him, I noticed he mentioned a 1961 film titled Dallas at the Crossroads. Narrated by Walter Cronkite, this was an attempt by the civic leaders of Dallas to tell its citizens not to protest desegregation with riots like had just […]
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Black Collective Farms

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On July 9, 2020
One of the worst parts of the grotesque and false right-wing attacks on Shirley Sherrod back in 2010 is that she had been an activist for Black land ownership for many years. She and her husband were founders of the New Communities farm, a Black collective farming enterprise in rural Georgia that came out of […]
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This is the grave of Robert and Mabel Williams. Born in 1925 in Monroe, North Carolina, Robert Williams grew up as part of the black working class. His father was the washer of a railroad boiler. He came from a civil rights background, as his grandfather had run a newspaper during Reconstruction in favor of […]
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