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September 4th, 2013
Written by David Dishneau in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
robed KKK members
A Ku Klux Klan group based in Maryland will holding membership rallies at both Antietam and Gettysburg. The first rally will be held Saturday at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, where thousands died in a Civil War clash that set the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation. The second rally will be held next month at Gettysburg National Military Park. Known as the Rosedale-based...
August 29th, 2013
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President Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans from all cultural and racial backgrounds massed on the National Mall in Washington on Wednesday for a commeration of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers spoke on the same spot where, 50 years earlier, King's empassioned and unforgettable words gallvanized new generations to stuggle for racial equality. It...
August 27th, 2013
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Swastika flag, note saying "Black History Month, Nigger Please"
OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) - A college student acknowledged posting anti-Islam fliers and racist cards around the campus of the historically liberal Oberlin College earlier this year, saying he meant them as a "joke" to provoke a reaction, according to statements he made after being detained by campus security. The student also took credit for the display of a large Nazi flag, which he also said he meant...
August 26th, 2013
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Colin Powell
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the jury verdict that cleared the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin "questionable" and urged President Barack Obama to speak more on issues of race during an interview that aired Sunday. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Martin verdict soon would be forgotten but said Obama - and all presidents -...
August 25th, 2013
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portraits of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr.
WASHINGTON (AP) – On Wednesday, August 28th, the nation's first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed. Then, like King, President Barack Obama will step away from the hulking Lincoln Memorial, and return to where this nation is now....