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In 1957 Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board Education, she was one of nine teenagers chosen to…
The message of Bell's book is that "racism is an integral, permanent, and indestructible component of this society." He contends that blacks "are doomed to fail as long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the…
"In Terrorism and Tyranny, Bovard casts yet another jaundiced eye on Washington and the motives behind protecting "the homeland" and starting a controversial, unprovoked war with Iraq. Do you think that you’re safer now that the Federal Government…

Juan Williams in the Supreme Court of the United States. A portrait of Thurgood Marshall hangs behind him.

Feminist activist Betty Friedan in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Behind her is a 26,000-pound sculpture of Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, all three leaders in the woman's movement. Following an act of Congress, the…

Anita Hill signs an autograph in Kansas City, Missouri, as her nephew Eric Fennell looks on.

Anita Hill and her nephew Eric Fennell inside the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

David Levering Lewis in his New York City apartment. On the desk is a miniature of Winged Victory - a favorite sculpture of W.E.B. Du Bois.

Representative John Lewis in his congressional office on Capitol Hill.

Representative John Lewis in his congressional office on Capitol Hill.
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