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Rhapsody in Black: a celebration of black culture

Black History Month originated as a week-long February event designed to encompass both Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. Since then, the nation has declared the month of February as “Black History Month.” The idea came from historian Carter Woodsen in order to give African Americans the recognition they deserve. It has evolved into a celebration…

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College of Charleston student activists fight racism in wake of Emanuel shooting

Destiny Dahl knew the melody by heart. Like most of us, she had heard the song hundreds of times. But this time was different. Standing on the Ravenel Bridge hand-in-hand with thousands of strangers who represented the trust, understanding and support of a community in healing, a lone voice singing “This Little Light of Mine”…

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From Ferguson to Charleston: The race for racial justice

On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson following an altercation in Ferguson, Mo. Brown had been a suspect in a nearby convenience store robbery, but was stopped due to unrelated circumstances. During a struggle between Wilson and Brown, the officer’s gun was fired,…

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