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...287th day of 2014. There are 78 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev was toppled...
HB 216 and the emotions of language revitalization

...racial, or cultural superiority. Racism is much harder to make a case for than it was seventy years ago, when civil rights leaders were advocating for the passage of the anti-discrimination act. If we look back through the history of Alaska...
Celebrate civil rights on Elizabeth Peratrovich Day today

...the fight is not over. Issues of racism and rights were and are very real.Events like this, celebrating a civil rights leader, keep history close at hand, but social justice activists today would urge that people not grow complacent and...
Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

...night's brief, on-field ceremony came as separate "Change the Mascot" campaign is waged by some Indians and civil rights leaders who regard the word redskins as a racial epithet.The Navajos' appearance drew heated comments from both sides...
Intersecting history leads to hope, a new constellation

...failed (only passed by two votes). Would we be here now?swearing in a black President on a day memorializing a Civil Rights Leader?President Lincoln's courage and success was rooted not just in his adamant pursuit of a goal. Perhaps even...
Term II: US must help poor, elderly, Obama says

...historically not held on Sundays, organizers pushed the public events to Monday, the same day the nation marked the late civil rights leader King's birthday.Following his address, Obama headed into the Capitol for a lunch with lawmakers and to sign...
Living and growing: A life of service

...fortunate convergence. I am sad to say that I did not know about Elizabeth Peratrovich and her legacy as a courageous civil rights leader until moving to Juneau in 2010. I am grateful now to have learned something about her life and work. Born in 1911...
Giving voice to the past: Local writers provide depth to ANB history also features Peter Simpson, one of the original ANB members; Roy and Elizabeth Peratovich, well-known civil rights leaders; and Charlie Jones (Sheiksh), who became "Chief Shakes," among others. Strong in both Tlingit and Western...
New nonfiction on CD

...and sermons are collected here (twelve of each), each introduced with commentary from other theologians and civil rights leaders. Listen to speeches such as I Have a Dream and sermons including A Knock at Midnight in King's own voice and...
This Day in History

...rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern states. In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured...


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