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  • iMail , News August 4, 2011

    Tuskegee Airmen Honored as Civil Rights Pioneers

    Army Air Force veterans who flew with all-black 99th Pursuit Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Group during WW II were honored this week at the 40th annual gathering of the Tuskegee Airmen in Washington, D.C. This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most significant developments in U.S. civil rights history; the 1941

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  • iMail , News April 20, 2010

    IAM Mourns Civil Rights Matriarch

    Civil rights activist and longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women Dorothy Height died this morning. She was 98. Height was president of the National Council of Negro Women for more than 40 years. Known as the “founding matriarch” of the Civil Rights Movement, Height was the leading female voice amongst a cast

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  • iMail , News April 15, 2010

    Nation Mourns Civil Rights Pioneer Benjamin Hooks

    Civil rights leader and longtime NAACP director Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks died early this morning at his home in Tennessee. He was 85. Best known for his 16-year tenure leading the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights group, Dr. Hooks enjoyed multiple careers during his life. He was the first African-American judge to sit on

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  • iMail , News February 2, 2010

    House Honors A. Philip Randolph, Also Passes Paycheck Fairness Act

    Members of the House passed a resolution honoring the legacy of labor and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph. Randolph is known as the father of the modern civil rights movement. He was a key player in organizing the March on Washington Movement and led the campaign to organize the Pullman Company which led to

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