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S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, and lawmakers decided in 1962 to keep it there in response to the civil rights movement. After mass protests, a smaller, square version was moved to the flagpole out front in 2000.Some lawmakers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/s-carolina-lawmakers-vote-debate-flag
Not For Web
Outside editorial: Amid anger, comfort the grieving

...Carolina, a church that served as a bulwark of the civil rights movement and gave birth to one of the most ambitious slave...and continued its activism. By the time of the civil rights movement, it was only natural that the Rev. Martin Luther...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-22/amid-anger-comfort-grieving
Opinion
Pride week events June 12-21

...June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969, a watershed moment in the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Juneau Pride presents a wide variety of events to unite the community in support of freedom from discrimination...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-10/pride-week-events-june-12-21
Art
Tlingit civil rights hero William Paul Sr. remembered

...ceremonies Debra O'Gara, Ruddy pointed out that Paul and others who worked alongside him were trailblazers in the civil rights movement not just in Alaska, but in the entire nation."This is significant political history," Ruddy said. "And...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/breathing-life-history-locals-gather-reme
Art
Events observe 150 years since Civil War's unofficial end

...and has worked with others in this county of 15,000 to make the legacy of the Civil War relevant through the Civil Rights movement and beyond.The Reynolds story, he says, was "hidden in plain sight."Reynolds was left by her masters...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-09/events-observe-150-years-civil-wars-u
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Empire Editorial: Boring trumps bold in the pursit of long-term change

When you think of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the first person who comes to mind...speech doesn't linger for that long.No, the Civil Rights movement was the product of thousands of hands. It was advanced...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/empire-editorial-boring-trumps-bold-p
Opinion
A taste of black history

...context of Ellington's life and music, from Jim Crow Laws in place at the time of his birth in 1899 through the civil rights movement and his death in 1974.Providing entertainment through the night were Lee, Salissa Thole, Sherry Patterson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-02/taste-black-history
Local
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies

...out on the court on that fateful date in 1950, this remarkable man rightfully earned his place in the historic civil rights movement and, more important, he opened the door to equality in America."Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/earl-lloyd-first-black-player-nba-dies
Sports
In the Stacks: New nonfiction for adults

...the American Revolution and Civil War, the struggle against overcrowding and poverty in New York tenements, the Civil Rights movement in the South, the Equal Rights movement of the '70s, the anti-nuke and anti-war protesters, and the graphic...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-22/stacks-new-nonfiction-adults
Art
Billy Frank Jr., tribal fishing activist, dies

...the 1960s, inviting observers to witness their sometimes violent arrests.Patterned after the sit-ins of the civil rights movement, the campaign was part of larger, nationwide movement for American Indian rights, including better schooling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-06/billy-frank-jr-tribal-fishing-activist-
State

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