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Dr. King's Dream Failing Where Racial Divides Remain

By Chris Hoenig The location was fitting. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech echoed from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He disappointedly looked back at the lack of progress for Black Americans over the century since Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. “One hundred years later,…

Race in America: Views on Racial Disparities 50 Years Later

By Chris Hoenig The words rang from the lips of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From the footsteps of a memorial dedicated to the President who fought to end slavery, the words echoed through the ears of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Americans who spent hours aboard buses450 buses just…

Famed Civil-Rights Attorney Demetrius Newton Dies

By Chris Hoenig Famed civil-rights attorney Demetrius Newton has died after a long illness. He was 85. When Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were arrested in Birmingham, Ala., during the civil-rights movement, they turned to Newton, then a private-practice attorney, to represent them in court. He would…