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How marches in Washington shaped U.S. history and pressured politicians into action

No matter what political party controls the house, large demonstrations means power.
Perhaps Aziz Ansari said it best during his opening monologue as he hosted “Saturday Night Live.” Change doesn’t come from presidents. Change comes from large groups of angry people. And when it...
22 January 2017 -
S. Oliver

How did 'Hidden Figures' became a smash hit in Donald Trump's America?

America is not too racist to embrace a movie about three black women in the early space program
In its first weekend in wide release, “Hidden Figures” came within $200,000 of overthrowing “Rogue One” as number one movie in America, despite being in 1,500 fewer auditoriums. The phenomenon...
9 January 2017 -
M. Whittington

In 'Hidden Figures' the struggle for civil rights meets the race to the moon

Three African American women prove the content of their intellect during the early space program
Two of the singular events in the 1960s were the Apollo race to the moon and the struggle for civil rights. The two rarely intersected. One time that they did happened when the Reverend Ralph...
1 January 2017 -
M. Whittington
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