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Knight, subject of the new book "The State of Jones'' by journalist Sally Jenkins and Harvard University historian John Stauffer, remains an obscure Civil War figure. To the authors and some in Jones County where Knight led a campaign against the Confederacy, he's an American hero. "Southern humanism is just a very overlooked subject in general,'' said Jenkins, a Washington Post sports writer. "It's not as romantic, it's not 'Gone With the Wind.' It's truer. ...


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Ku Klux Klan was rising again. Segregation was the law and Martin Luther King Jr. was not even born yet. Amid the terror and oppression, civil rights pioneer W.E.B. DuBois published a groundbreaking book in 1924 that challenged the pervasive stereotypes of Black Americans and documented their rarely recognized achievements ...

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