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The Persistence of School Segregation

Alexandria Millet The Progressive
Sixty-five years after Brown v. Board of Education, school segregation remains a fact of life. As a nation we are moving to undo even the partial progress made since the 1950s.

The Dark Side of the Moon Mission

James Jeffrey The Progressive
“For that kind of money,” Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News, “the least [NASA] can do is discover God.” Nostalgia lends itself to glossing over the protest and unrest of the time. Here, we remember.

The Freedom Summer of 1964 Launched a Voting Rights Revolution

Ray Uyeda Teen Vogue
June marks the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Summer, when more than 700 college students - whose average age was 21 - traveled mostly from the North to Mississippi to work with local Black-led organizations to support their civil rights work.

Friday Nite Videos | February 22, 2019

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Tucker Carlson Totally Loses It in Unaired Interview, Michael Franti & Spearhead | The Flower (feat. Victoria Canal), Documentary | Knock Down The House, Brexit III, Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham

Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham

Angela Davis reflects on Palestinian rights and the indivisibility of freedom, the Birmingham civil rights movement and the on-off-and-then-on-again award to her.

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