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  • Larry Pickens: Charleston again becomes pivotal city for U.S. history

    Larry Pickens: Charleston again becomes pivotal city for U.S. history
    Charleston, S.C., is a historic and pivotal city in the landscape of the United States. It was April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces fired upon Fort Sumter and Union soldiers, leading to the beginning of the Civil War. Critical to the hostilities fomenting the war was slavery and its place in the social and economic fabric of the nation.
  • 'Paradise Sky' a rip-roaring tale about Western legend Nat Love

    'Paradise Sky' a rip-roaring tale about Western legend Nat Love
    In 2001, Roger D. Hardaway, an associate professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, noted: "Perhaps the biggest discrepancy between the myth and the reality of the cowboy legend was that the black cowboys were almost totally ignored by the...

    Time will tell if furling the rebel flag means deeper change

    Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous...

    Black Americans grapple with unease in wake of Charleston shooting

    Black Americans grapple with unease in wake of Charleston shooting
    As he tugged open the plywood door to his newsstand Saturday morning, Charles Tone turned to one of his customers with a question. "How can they forgive him?" said Tone, 66. "Man, I don't even know if it can be genuine." The newsstand at the corner of...

    Rachel Dolezal proves race not a fixed or objective fact

    Rachel Dolezal proves race not a fixed or objective fact
    Of the 60 people who co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909, only seven were, in fact, "colored." Most of the organization's founders were white liberals like Mary White Ovington. Its highest honor, the...