Jim Crow

Donald Trump
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July 24, 2019 - 11:24 am
By Errin Haines Whack and Scott Bauer, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from. "It was very hurtful to...
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In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor, at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.
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March 12, 2019 - 12:52 pm
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee railed against her Alabama hometown for trying to exploit her success in a letter that helps explain later legal battles involving commercialization of her novel. The writer's bitter assessment of...
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blackface
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February 07, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Harmeet Kaur, CNN (CNN) -- It's been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and still is today. The latest controversy to erupt over blackface is a...
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From far left: Kempis Songster, co-founder of The Redemption Project; Chantay Love, founder of Every Murder is Real (EMIR) Healing Center; and Ted Corbin, co-creator of Healing Hurt People at Drexel University.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
September 09, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about healing communities following trauma. Homicides are up about 6 percent in Philadelphia, and there have been more than 800 shootings citywide this year. But...
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From left: Lyndon Baines Jones, Torrey Nettles, Carlton Lewis III, Troy Smith and Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds. Not pictured: Roy Smith
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Cherri Gregg
August 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With energetic performances, coordinated suits and dancing, the Dixie Hummingbirds have used gospel music to wow audiences for 90 years. Founded in South Carolina in 1928, the Dixie Hummingbirds called Philadelphia home in the 1940s. The legendary gospel group...
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