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Interchange – The Wages of Whiteness: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Color Line

W.E.B. Du Bois, ca. 1946 (Credits: Flickr; Van Vechten Photographs, Yale University)

Think of it this way, W. E. B. Du Bois, born in February 1868, that’s 3 years after the end of the American Civil War, two years after Melville’s volume of Civil War poetry, Battle Pieces, died in August 1963, at 95, the year John F. Kennedy is assassinated, the year Medgar Evers is assassinated, and the day before Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Bring It On! November 28, 2016

Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with Jim Sims, the newly elected president of the Monroe County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), about his vision for this local branch of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely respected grassroots-based civil rights organization, the NAACP. PART ONE Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with …

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Interchange – The United States of Apartheid: Gerald Horne On the White Supremacist Project

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For tonight’s show, “The United States of Apartheid,” we welcome Gerald Horne. It would be something of an understatement to call Gerald Horne a prolific author; he has more than 30 books and over 100 scholarly articles to his credit. The Wikipedia entry describes his work further: While many of Horne’s books use a celebrated, intriguing or politically engaged individual …

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Bring It On! – October 6th, 2014

William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome William Vance, Debra Vance and Barbara Bolling. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Bev are joined by Monroe County Branch President William Vance, and Debra Vance, chair of the Freedom Fund Committee of the Monroe County Branch NAACP, and the Indiana State NAACP President, Barbara Bolling. They are on to discuss the upcoming …

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Standing Room Only – Racial Prejudice and the Drug War, Part 2

On Tuesday November 5th a forum on the drug-war was held in the City Council Chambers in Bloomington . The NAACP is the primary sponsor of a forum which examined the effects of the War on Drugs and alternatives to it. IU Professor Audrey McCluskey served as moderator, and discussed the racial injustice of the drug war using the book …

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Standing Room Only – Racial Prejudice and the Drug War: Part 1

On Tuesday November 5th a forum on the drug-war was held in the City Council Chambers in Bloomington. The NAACP is the primary sponsor of a forum which examined the effects of the War on Drugs and alternatives to it. IU Professor Audrey McCluskey served as moderator, and discussed the racial injustice of the drug war using the book “The …

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Local NAACP branch to sponsor open forum about the War on Drugs

Bloomington’s NAACP branch continues to take on the War on Drugs, and its effects on the local black community. The branch will sponsor a second public forum on the war a week from Tuesday. The NAACP of Monroe County sponsored a first forum in April, during which some three dozen suggestions were generated to solve some of the negative effects …

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Daily Local News – October 24, 2013

Bloomington City Council discusses changing the city’s rules regarding historic districts because of a state law; Bloomington’s NAACP branch continues to take on the War on Drugs, and its effects on the local black community with a forum; Eight Medical Corporation has relocated its offices from St. Paul, Minnesota to Bloomington; the Third Annual Bike Summit, a yearly event the …

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