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  • Crowds mourned daring flier at Orlando rail station in 1926

    Crowds mourned daring flier at Orlando rail station in 1926
    Recently, dignitaries gathered at Orlando Executive Airport to honor one of the most fascinating figures to walk across the stage of the city's history: Bessie Coleman, a glamorous, gutsy black aviation pioneer who gained a coveted international pilot's license in 1921, before Amelia Earhart.
  • Robert H. Mayer: Police killing a black man sparked Selma marches in 1965

    Robert H. Mayer: Police killing a black man sparked Selma marches in 1965
    Fifty years ago the African-American community in Selma, Ala., marched and demanded the right to vote. In 1965 this right was denied to most blacks in Alabama. When the community of people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on their way to Montgomery, state...

    Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder

    Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise. "Eric is really just...

    A tribute to Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh

    A tribute to Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh
    It was October 1965. My friend David White, an Irish Catholic kid from Boston, and I, a black Catholic kid from many places, were having one of those earnest, post-midnight conversations that college kids have — I hope they still do — about...

    Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

    The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human...