09 16 2014
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Can the Black Power Movement of the 60s Teach Us About Today?

Many similarities connect our current issues to the past

As we looked through the Black Panther files – and a separate box with nothing but photographs that had been part of the surveillance effort – we were struck by report after report that clearly showed the tension and fear between police and the Black community in the late 1960s, though the 1970s and into the 80s, when these particular files seemed to peter out.

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Black Liberation by Walidah Imarisha

The movement was intricately tied to the Third World Liberation Movement internationally

Walidah Imarisha says that in many ways, the current anti-terrorism tactics are simply COINTELPRO. The Black Liberation Movement was intricately tied to, influenced by and also influence the Third World Liberation Movement nationally and internationally.

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Be Heard: Newshour Collects Oral Histories of Voting Rights Act

As the Supreme Court hears case challenging the historic legislation, PBS gathers personal stories of its passage

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the debate on whether to preserve the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a national news organization is taking a bold step in covering the debate: They're asking Americans to share their stories of the historic legislation's passage.

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How Black Jockeys Dominated Horseracing Before Jim Crow

Americas earliest black athletes won 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys

The first generation of black U.S. athletes dominated an unlikely sport. The godfathers of Owens, Ali and Williams weren't found on basketball courts or in boxing rings. Instead, they were the jockeys of the race track and their dizzying success -- and dramatic fall -- is one of the most remarkable buried chapters in U.S. sporting history.
 
 

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