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Kim Janey remembers Boston’s desegregation era, when she had rocks thrown at her on the school bus. Today, she is Boston’s first black and first woman mayor. Janey is taking Marty Walsh’s place, who became President Biden’s labor secretary. The ceremonial swearing-in was a historical event. Janey will serve as…
The Smithsonian Magazine published a collection of articles, videos, podcasts, and websites on racism in America. The 158 resources are broken down into six topics: history of racism, inequality, violence, protests, intersectionality, and education. Each section gives a summary of the topic and explains the historical context to the problems…
The murder of Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, sparked the Civil Rights movement. Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who lived with his mother on Chicago’s South Side. He went to Mississippi to spend the summer with his cousins. While he was there, people said that he flirted…
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