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Touring the Deep South, Where the Confederacy Is Set in Stone

Journalists John Eligon and Trymaine Lee recently toured Southern states to take a measure of attitudes toward preserving the history of the Confederacy and slavery.  Among those interviewed were descendants of enslavers, including Jefferson Davis, and enslaved.  Opinions expressed include:…

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He Called the School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It.

In 1999, the Decatur, Illinois school board expelled Courtney Carson and five of his fellow black classmates after a fight.  Now an activist, minister and mentor to young people going through the same challenges he faced, Rev. Carson has been…

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