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  • 1964: A violent, historic year in Florida

    1964: A violent, historic year in Florida
    March 6, 1964: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his only visit to Orlando. Civil-rights leaders from St. Augustine come to Orlando seeking help from King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the "St. Augustine Movement" underway to...
  • Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964

    Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964
    In the weeks leading up to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, the focus for many Central Florida residents was on the race riots in St. Augustine and the brutal murders of three civil-rights workers in Mississippi. Beginning in May,...
  • As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back

    As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back
    Bob Strong spent more than 30 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps. But it was his stint in 1954 as Fort Lauderdale's only black lifeguard in which he first brought real change. His presence as a lifeguard — and the training he gave to others...
  • Half way is still only half way

    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • Unlikely civil rights hero

    Unlikely civil rights hero
    All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal. The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
  • Fareed Zakaria: Hillary faces hard choices about where she's headed

         NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton's problem is not her money. Despite the media flurry over a couple of awkward remarks she made, most people will understand her situation pretty quickly — she wasn't born rich but has become very rich —...
  • Kanye West no fan of wordy novels

    "SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West. He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • U.S. should learn from history and stay out of Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted recently as saying that President Barack Obama maintains the right to strike ISIS targets in Iraq at any time. As an old Marine who served during the Vietnam War (but not “in” Vietnam),  I find that...
  • As before, history will speak for itself

    Ben Cuker's June 8 op-ed piece ("Medicaid stance parallels 'Massive Resistance' "), in commenting on state political forces resisting Va.'s Medicaid expansion, makes an excellent point about historical references to Va.'s past political battles that...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBCA

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBCA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 22 - 28, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Assets Returning with new episodes,...