In This Issue: From Selma to Golgotha

Wednesday, 02 Jan 2008

Nearly 150 years after the emancipation of Southern slaves and just 50 years after the beginning of the Civil Rights era, race still captures our attention: in the summer of 2007, the case of the so-called "Jena Six" in an old battleground-Selma, Alabama-was played out in the blogosphere, newspaper headlines, and nightly news. Such "old" news has probably been replayed in a dozen ways in as many situations since. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the forty-fifth year of his landmark book, Why We Can't Wait. The ...

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