[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the Perseverance of His Father

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the Perseverance of His Father

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My father first wanted to be a congressman when he was 10 or 11 and believe it or not, the congressman at that time... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

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Mae Jemison becoming the first African American woman astronaut to travel into outer space was a huge deal for me that I will never... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

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We had about 20-30 minutes max to plan. The original idea was to boycott the Olympic Games. We wanted to bring light to the... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

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Van Jones has spent much of his life as a fighter for social and environmental justice through groups like the Dream Corps, which encourages... Read More

Bobby Rush with Cha Cha Jimenez

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Bobby Rush on the Deaths of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark

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It was the foundational period of my political life. These were intense days and weeks, we lived in the crosshairs of police all across... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Battle Flag

[IN MY LIFETIME] Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Battle Flag

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The flag was raised over the Capitol in 1962 as a racist symbol of defiance to the civil rights movement and calls for racial... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. G.K. Butterfield, His Dad and the Black Vote

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. G.K. Butterfield, His Dad and the Black Vote

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I grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s in a typical southern town, Wilson, N.C.  My mother was a Wilson native as her father... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Nikki Giovanni: ‘What My Generation Saw Was Enough…’

[IN MY LIFETIME] Nikki Giovanni: ‘What My Generation Saw Was Enough…’

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Nikki Giovanni is "so hip, even her errors are correct." And that should come as no surprise. The renown poet, activist and educator who... Read More

Visiting Angels: My First Experience on a Plantation

Visiting Angels: My First Experience on a Plantation

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New Orleans has to be one of the best cities in the world. The history, the food, the people, the art — the list... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Marian Wright Edelman on the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

[IN MY LIFETIME] Marian Wright Edelman on the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

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“I will never forget the murders of the four little girls in Birmingham and the debt of gratitude our nation owes to the extraordinary... Read More