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26. May 2019

January 3, 2015
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Questions of race, state violence explored in ‘The Rising Tide of Color’

Moon-Ho Jung is an associate professor of history and editor of the book “The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence and Radical Movements across the Pacific,” published by University of Washington Press. He answered a few questions about the … Continue reading

September 3, 2013
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Fifty years later: ‘I have a dream’

U faculty and leaders reflect on the historic day and its aftermath Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, a young preacher delivered a speech that would go down as one of the most important and powerful in all of … Continue reading

March 27, 2013
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To Celebrate Kids Helping Kids Across the Globe, Microsoft Sponsors First U.S. We Day

As part of its YouthSpark initiative to create opportunities for youth, Microsoft welcomes 15,000 students to We Day at Seattle’s KeyArena. SEATTLE — March 27, 2013 — At the age of 12, while looking for the morning comics in the … Continue reading

February 18, 2013
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‘To the Mountaintop’: Journalist Discusses Social Justice Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Award-winning journalist, activist, and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault told a packed audience at Yale that lessons learned from the civil rights movement still have relevance for current and future generations. Hunter-Gault delivered a lecture titled “Social Justice, Equity, and Public Health” … Continue reading

February 6, 2013
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New Book Traces Black Panthers’ Evolution from Local Activists to Global Anti-Imperialists

History has long denied the political genius of the Black Panther Party. At worst, its members have been cast as unconscionable criminals. At best, such seminal figures as party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and early supporter Stokely Carmichael … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
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‘Disposable Heroes’

UD sociologist writes book about ‘betrayal’ of African American veterans For the University of Delaware’s Benjamin Fleury-Steiner, research for his new book Disposable Heroes: The Betrayal of African American Veterans was uncomfortable and disquieting. An associate professor of sociology, Fleury-Steiner … Continue reading

February 17, 2012
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‘Daughter of the Struggle’

*Ayanna Gregory celebrates heroes of civil rights movement* Wearing a mauve-colored dress with flared sleeves that flowed with each dance step, soul singer, educator and activist Ayanna Gregory celebrated the history of the American civil rights movement with an evening … Continue reading

January 25, 2012
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MLK Speaker Geoffrey Canada Cautions Against Neglecting Young Americans

Welcoming the guests filling Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, President Robert J. Zimmer began the University’s Jan. 12 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Celebration by reflecting on King’s first major address in Chicago. It was in Rockefeller Chapel that King spoke 56 … Continue reading