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Women's History: The Right to Vote

On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. For almost 100 years, women (and men) had been fighting to win...

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Building the Leaders of Tomorrow

We all know that the future of the Democratic Party is only as bright as its up and coming young leaders.  Well, you should rest well knowing that those leaders...

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Celebrating Women's History

1851: Sojourner Truth makes her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech. Born a slave, Truth made it her life’s work to fight for women’s rights. She delivered her famous “Ain’t I...

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Today in Black History

FEBRUARY 29th, 1960 Student Sit-In Organizers Expelled from Alabama State University   Students at Alabama State College, a traditionally African American institution in Montgomery, Alabama, staged an anti-segregation sit-in at a...

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Today in Black History

FEBRUARY 18th, 1965 The Murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson   On the evening of February 18, 1965, a group of civil rights activists gathered at the Zion United Methodist Church in...

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Today in Black History

FEBRUARY 9th, 1960 Bombing of the home of one of the Little Rock Nine   In September 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the integration...

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Black History

Black History Monthby: Ramona Franklin As we march into the month of February, Black History Month, I am reminded of the many years of countless sacrifices many people undertook when they...

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Today in Black History

FEBRUARY 3rd, 1956 University of Alabama's First Black Student Suspended After Whites Riot   In 1952, Autherine Lucy applied to the University of Alabama's graduate program in Library Sciences with the...

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The MLK Day of Service

The MLK Day of Service There is no greater calling than helping a fellow human being. Many people choose different paths with that same goal being their ultimate destination. Some...

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Abbott Campaigned on Less Government, Now He's Changed His Mind

Greg Abbott’s position on local control is way off base – and hypocritical Tod Robberson / Editorial Writer “Our public education system is too centralized. One-size-fits-all solutions are pushed down...

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