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Audrey Petty: The Architecture of Race

“I had to get away from Chicago to be able to really understand its hold on me,” says Audrey Petty, who spent her undergraduate years at Knox College in the largely white, far-western Illinois town of Galesburg.   Her stories have … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Prize: Reclaiming Our Civil Rights Heritage

Eyes on the Prize, the 14-hour documentary about the U.S. Civil Rights movement, ought to be required viewing for every American.  The series ran on PBS and on BBC2 in England for two seasons—Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Ronald L. Fair: “We Can’t Breathe”

May 2020 Update:  Another “I-Can’t-Breathe” incident. I could not watch the video of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 26, 2020.  But I heard it while my wife described to me what she was seeing: a … Continue reading

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