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A few thoughts on recent Civil Rights commemorations

On August 28, the nation celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, an event whose name has been conveniently shortened by dropping the four very significant words at the end. On that day in 1963, the whole nation got a taste of what had, at that point, been going on mainly in the Deep South. The frustration that had become resolve was displayed publicly and peacefully, not in a mostly rural, historically backwards region that was easily ignored, but in the nation’s capitol, right… Read more A few thoughts on recent Civil Rights commemorations