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Victory at Home & Abroad: Race and The U.S. Armed Services

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 23, 2014

From the valor of the 54th  Massachusetts regiment, to the commanding presence of General Colin Powell, to the overwhelmingly African American, Asian, and Latino volunteer troops -- people of color have had a complicated experience in America’s military.  Tonight on Basic Black, a Memorial Day conversation about historical and contemporary experience of people of color and serving in the US armed forces.

 

 

(Photo source: Army OneSource)

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Rev. Jonathan Walton on civil rights and social justice

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by Talia Whyte

Dr. Jonathan L. Walton was the keynote speaker at the 43th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on January 21.  The holiday celebrating the life of the slain civil rights leader also just so happened to fall on the same day as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Walton was quick to point out this coincidence as well.  However, he mentioned to the crowd that while Obama’s reelection demonstrates the racial progress made in America, he said there are still many other social and economic inequalities that need the same amount of attention.

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A Decade of Daring: Access Strategies Fund Celebrates 10 Years

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Access Strategies Fund celebrated its tenth anniversary at Villa Victoria in Boston's South End.
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Muhammad Ali - 1969

Arts & Culture | Politics

 Muhammad Ali speaks about his opposition to the Vietnam War.

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A Vietnam Veteran - 1975

Education | Health | Politics

 Al Gasden, Vietnam Veteran gives Say Brother an interview in 1975.

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Black Men Go to War, White Men Go to College - 1970

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A man talks about the disparities between white and black men's experience attending college and serving in the military.

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