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¡Presente! John Lewis–We must all take it from here

CHARLES RYAN ARMOUR: I grew up pretty sheltered just outside of Atlanta. I really didn’t know much about the civil rights movement until I got older. My parents grew up in rural Georgia so they both knew what it was like growing up in the Jim Crow era. I was two years old when John Lewis was elected to congress, I’m 37 now and he’s been my congressman nearly my entire life. I really didn’t experience much racism in my own life, but learning the history and seeing what’s happening in our country today has really opened my eyes. 

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¡Presente! John Lewis carried the pain of the poor, disenfranchised and marginalized

LILIANE KSHENSKY BAXTER, PH.D. (LILI BAXTER): I remember first meeting John back in 1979. I had just started working at the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, and he was with the Voter Education Project. As I walked into a neighborhood-planning unit meeting I saw somebody setting up the chairs —  and it was John. So when people say he was humble, he really was humble. He did what needed to be done, and at that moment it was setting up chairs. 

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The Case for Interpersonal Reparations

“If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America

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The Case for Interpersonal Reparations

“If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America

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The Faces of FOR: JuJu Holton

In the early fall of 2016, recent Guilford College graduate JuJu Holton signed up for a Facebook event organized by some friends in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The gathering, advertised as “Reading While Black,” was organized in response to the

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The Faces of FOR: JuJu Holton

In the early fall of 2016, recent Guilford College graduate JuJu Holton signed up for a Facebook event organized by some friends in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The gathering, advertised as “Reading While Black,” was organized in response to the

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Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (FOR-USA) is the largest interfaith peace fellowship leading the charge on today’s most pressing human and civil rights issues through advocacy, activism, and educational programs.

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