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Shirley Chisholm: Presidential Candidate 1972

Let us recall one of the pioneers who broke a political barrier when she became the first African American woman in the US Congress, and the first black woman to run for president: Shirley Chisholm. 


Ike On Civil Rights

After presidents leave office, pundits and historians begin defining their legacies. President Dwight D. Eisenhower will probably be remembered more for his role as commander-in-chief than for his contribution to civil rights.


The Race Beat: A Book Review

The press’s finest hour, according to authors Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, occurred during the civil rights movement when reporters exposed the struggle between the segregationist white South and the region’s African Americans.