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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Congress clears bill to award gold medal to Selma marchers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote. The violence shocked many Americans, spurred larger marches and protests for civil rights and led to passage ...

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17 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama to focus on civil rights struggles past and present

Obama's actions are an important gesture toward the black community, which strongly backed him in his two White House races and will be critical for Democrats in the 2016 presidential campaign and their efforts to retake control of Congress. When I take Malia and Sasha down with Michelle next week, down to Selma, part of what I'm hoping to do ...

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MAR 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

Obama's actions are an important gesture toward the black community, which strongly backed him in his two White House races and will be critical for Democrats in the 2016 presidential campaign and their efforts to retake control of Congress. When I take Malia and Sasha down with Michelle next week, down to Selma, part of what I'm hoping to do ...

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MAR 01, 2015 - USA Today

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Police brutality, 50 years after Selma

Representative John Lewis, (D-Ga.) reflects on the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march in Selma, Ala., and what he thinks the federal government should do about police brutality against minorities in America, on Sunday, March 1, 2015.         

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FEB 28, 2015 - American Prospect

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Historian as History-Maker: Isabel Wilkerson Calls All of America to Account for Racial Injustice

(Photo: Joe Henson) Isabel Wilkerson, author of the award-winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns, the story of the Great Migration of African Americans to the North. This summer, Ta-Nehisi Coates published a compelling argument for reparations in The Atlantic. This nation, he argued, has inherited a debt. We ought to repay the community that we as a nation have ...

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