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  • 73 years after being denied library card, NC woman is honored

    RALEIGH, N.C. Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she was told she couldn't check out a book from Raleigh's public library because she was black.
  • Bree Newsome, who removed Confederate flag, known as principled leader

    Those who know Bree Newsome — the young woman who climbed a flagpole in front of South Carolina's Statehouse to remove the Confederate flag on Saturday — aren't surprised by her bold step. Even as a student at Columbia's Oakland Mills High...

    US lawmakers are popular commencement choices

    Congress' most popular commencement speaker this year is Rep. John Lewis. By the end of graduation season, the Georgia Democrat will have spoken at six ceremonies, including one Saturday at Antioch College in Ohio. At Virginia's Hampton University on May...

    Guy Carawan dies at 87; brought 'We Shall Overcome' to civil rights movement

    Guy Carawan dies at 87; brought 'We Shall Overcome' to civil rights movement
    Folk singer Guy Carawan didn’t write “We Shall Overcome,” the galvanizing anthem of the civil rights movement that the Library of Congress called “the most powerful song of the 20th century.” In fact, its origins remain...

    Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'

    Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'
    On a Sunday morning in the spring of 1944, two college basketball teams laced up and squared off against each other in Durham, N.C. The game wasn't advertised; almost no one but the players and coaches themselves knew what was happening. The doors to...