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  • Tree planted for Emmett Till, whose slaying helped spark civil rights movement

    WASHINGTON At age 14, African-American Emmett Till was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta nearly 60 years ago when he did something that wouldn't turn a head today: He talked with, maybe even flirted with, a white woman who ran a grocery store.
  • 'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America

    'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America
    The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...

    Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock

    Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock
    You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to be acquainted with Herbie Hancock, a protean musician who has ventured far afield from his jazz and classical roots to become something of an icon of American culture. Ranging freely from jazz to funk,...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students
    One of the charges of the high school English teacher is to help teenagers see the relevancy of literature to their lives. I'm always on the lookout on how to win over the students to read, in their minds, very old books from long, long ago. For...

    Emmett Till's cousins recall historic murder

     Emmett Till's cousins recall historic murder
    The boys, some the age of Little Leaguers, the others just a few years older, were sleeping one night long ago about 1 a.m. They were all cousins, or brothers, and some slept two to a bed. They came from Chicago and from Summit, and were visiting family...