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April 03, 2020

On This Day in 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. returned to Memphis to stand with striking AFSCME sanitation workers. That evening, he delivered his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in a church packed with union members and others. He was assassinated the following day.
- Voices of Labor

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Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future:The Continuing Importance of Black History Month
Posted On: Feb 17, 2020
Feb. 17, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | […} The question that faces us today is whether or not Black History Month is still relevant. Is it still a vehicle for change? Or is it a useful concept whose goals have been achieved? I would like to suggest that despite the profound change in race relations that has occurred in our lives, Carter G. Woodson’s vision for black history as a means of transformation and change is still quite relevant and quite useful. African American history month, with a bit of tweaking, is still a beacon of change and hope that is still sorely needed in this world. The chains of slavery are gone—but we are all not yet free… Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
 
 
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