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50th Anniversary of Marches from Selma to Montgomery

Lynchings - Equal Justice Initiative

Lynchings per county 1877-1950

Charting the Scenes of a Crime: Lynching.  By Campbell Robertson.  New York Times, February 10, 2015. 

Stagecoach Mary

Cigar-Smoking, Gun-Toting Mary Fields Carried Montana’s Mail.  by Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Julie Wold.  The Root, February 16, 2015. 


President Obama Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Marches from Selma to Montgomery.  By Jesse Moore.  The White House Blog., March 8, 2015. 

Threats to Voting Rights Remain, Selma Gathering Is Told. By Richard Fausset.  New York Times, March 8, 2015,

Martin Luther King’s Call for Voting Rights Inspired Isolated Hamlet. New York Times, March 8, 2015.

Assignment America: Selma. Fifty years after the police viciously attacked hundreds of marchers in a pivotal moment of the civil rights movement, Selma, Ala., defies neat story lines.  By Gay Taylese.  New York Times, March 6, 2015.

Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'. By Andrew, March 6, 2015. 

3 Ferguson Officials Linked To Racist Emails Fired, Mayor Says. By Krishnadev Calamur., March 6, 2015.  

Some in Ferguson Who Are Part of Problem Are Asked to Help Solve It. By John Eligon and Matt Apuzzo. New York Times, March 5, 2015.

Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus. Radio Diaries. March 2, 2015.  

Why is enrollment of black students at UF down? By Jeff Schweers.  Gainesville Sun, March 1, 2015. 

Building the First Slavery Museum in America. By David Amsden.  New York Times, Feburary 26, 2015.

George Washington, Slave Catcher.  By Erica Armstrong Dunbar. New York Times, February 16, 2015.

Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.  Equal Justice InitiativeFebruary 10, 2015. 

History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names. By Campbell Robertson.  New York Times, February 10, 2015. 

Map of 73 Years of Lynchings. New York Times, February 9, 2015. 

How 'Respectablity Politics' Muted The Legacy Of Black LGBT Activist Pauli Murray. By Rahel Gebreyes. Black Voices. Huffington Post, February 10, 2015. 

Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Ferguson Over 'Debtors Prisons' By Joseph Shapiro., February 8, 2015.

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress. By Audie Cornish., February 7, 2015. 

Tense Scene on Basketball Court 50 Years Ago Recalls Catholic Role in Civil Rights. By Samuel J. Freedman. New York Times, January 9, 2015.

When Will the North Face Its Racism? By Isabel Wilkerson.  New York  Times, January 10, 2015.

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