Oppression and Privilege

Remembering Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers

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On this date, 50 years ago, was the assassination of one of the most important figures of the 1960s Civil Rights movement – but he is someone often obscured by other people from that era. Today, we remember Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers.

Recall Of America's Toughest Sheriff Hits Snag

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The goal is to reach 335,317 signatures by May 30, but the group attempting to recall “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” announced May 16 it is out of money to pay the signature gatherers. As such, the group will rely on volunteers to collect the remainder of the registered-voter signatures required to force an election.

Smithsonian To Display Slave Cabin

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EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - As a cool sea breeze wafted across a 17th century South Carolina plantation that once grew prized sea island cotton, workers this week carefully disassembled, measured, and numbered wooden planks from a dilapidated antebellum slave cabin.

Once one of about two dozen on slave row at Point of Pines Plantation, the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture plans to ship the cabin north, and place it on display at the new museum when it opens on Washington's National Mall in two years.

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