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Georgia Golf Course Claims History in Civil Rights Movement

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1961, the Charles L. Bowden Golf Course became the first place in Macon, Georgia to integrate. Decades later, it's becoming a national historic landmark.


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E.U. Angered by N.S.A. Data Collection Program, Mind Reading Robots, Eating Like a Caveman

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Did We Give The Government Permission to Spy on Us? | European Union Angered by NSA PRISM Program | Deported Immigrants Struggle to Stay Connected to America Children | North Korea: More Media Saavy Than You Thought | The Benefits and Drawbacks of Eating Like a Caveman | The Flying Robot That Can Read Your Mind | Race and College Admissions: Desegregation and Affirmative Action

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54 Years Later: A High School Diploma

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

After more than 50 years, 71-year-old civil rights trailblazer, Olivia Ferguson McQueen, receives the long-overdue high school diploma she was once denied. 


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The African American Community that Ended the Era of School Desegregation

Monday, February 04, 2013

Sarah Garland examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality. In Divided We Fail: The Story of an African American Community that Ended the Era of School Desegregation Garland tells the stories of the families and individuals who fought for and against desegregation.

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On MLK Weekend, Remembering the Quiet Soldiers

Friday, January 13, 2012

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the team of lawyers who fought in Brown and the cases that followed. One of those attorneys, Robert L. Carter, passed away just last week.

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Southern Cities Become Less Segregated

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Census data from last year showed more African-Americans from Northern metropolitan areas like New York and Chicago are moving to Southern cities like Atlanta and Kansas City. It’s what’s known as reverse migration. And new analysis done on that census data led by Brown University, shows that a consequence of reverse migration is desegregation, as suburban neighborhoods in some Southern cities become more racially integrated.

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Race, Academics and 'Acting White'

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It has been 56 years since the Supreme Court struck down segregation in Brown vs. Board of Education. A new book, “Acting White: The Ironic Legacy of Desegregation,” puts forward the notion that desegregation's positive changes have come along with some unintended side effects. Stuart Buck, the book's author, argues that the criticism successful black students often receive from their peers – that they are “acting white” – is largely a consequence of how our schools were desegregated.


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[Web Special] NAACP Women Made History in Tennessee

Friday, July 17, 2009

To commemorate the NAACP's Centennial, we take you to Franklin County, a rural area of 40,000 people in the southern part of Middle Tennessee. In 1958, two black women — Mrs. Johnnie Fowler, and Mickey Marlow — and one white man — Scott Bates — formed the area's first branch of the NAACP, the "Franklin County Branch." It's one of the few branches nationwide where female activists, and not men, led the town's desegregation efforts. One woman is still alive to tell the story of their struggle: Ms. Sarah Staten.

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