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Decades After Sit-In, South Carolina Seeks to Make Things Right

Clarence H. Graham has been known by many titles in his hometown: Honor student. Vietnam veteran. Social worker. Father. And criminal, for an act that is now considered heroic. 148 more words

Society

Civil Unrest

February means Black History Month, Black History Month means civil rights discussions and remembrance for battles fought, people lost, and societal progress (or the lack thereof). 628 more words

On Comics

#BlackHistoryMonth: The Friendship Nine

The Friendship Nine are a group of men who went to jail in 1961, after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCory’s lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 106 more words

Education

African American History Month – reflection 2

As I survey the advertisements and announcements of the coming commemorations around the country of African American History Month, many of the events and activities center on the Civil Rights Era of the mid-1950s-late 1960s. 295 more words

African American History Month

Little Known Black History Fact: Friendship Nine

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The Friendship Nine, a group of young activists who who jailed and charged for trespassing after a nonviolent protest of segregation, can now rest knowing their names have been cleared. 425 more words

Newsletter

Some Sat Down. This Lady Stood Up. 

One of the goals of the Don’t Duck History project is to give voice to those who are not often featured in American History documentation, and this is a prime example. 586 more words

American History