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Lena Horne, The Elegant and Beautiful Talent Who Wasn’t Afraid to Be Blacklisted In Fight Against Discrimination

Lena Horne (1917-2010)

Horne became a part of the Civil Rights Movement and performed at rallies on behalf of the NAACP and the National Council for Negro Women, and she participated in the March on Washington in 1963.

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Alton Sterling Shooting by Baton Rouge Police Sparks Outrage, DOJ to Investigate

The U.S. Justice Department will lead a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man shot multiple times by police during a confrontation at a Louisiana convenience store.

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New Exhibit Captures Life, Education of African-Americans in the Rural South

In 1929, Dr. Horace Mann Bond, social science researcher, historian and father of the late Julian Bond, participated in a field study of Black student achievement in North Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana.  Visiting more than 700 schools across these states, Dr. Bond and his wife, Julia, administered standardized tests and photographed the educational experiences of close to 10,000 students.

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Woman Who Took Down Confederate Flag: ‘I Refused To Be Ruled By Fear’

Black activist Bree Newsome says she refuses to be ruled by fear.

Newsome’s intolerance to racial injustice and the horrific shooting that killed nine black lives are among the several reasons she said fueled her to take action. Saturday, Newsome climbed the flagpole outside of the South Carolina statehouse and removed the Confederate battle flag.

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10 Artists of the Harlem Renaissance Who Used Their Work as a Weapon Against Racial Injustice in the US

Zora Neale Hurston

One of the all-time influential authors, Zora Neale Hurston, has close ties to the Harlem Renaissance. Through her writings, Robert Hemenway wrote in the book “The Harlem Renaissance Remembered,” that Hurston was a strong voice that held together her race. She “helped to remind the Renaissance — especially its more bourgeois members — of the richness in the racial heritage; she also added new dimensions to the interest in exotic primitivism that was one of the most ambiguous products of the age.”

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