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Courtesy University Press of Mississippi

In the summer of 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was visiting family in Money, Mississippi.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts

A play opens Friday night at the Guadalupe Theatre based on a children's book. That book is That's Not Fair, No Es Justo! And it's based on a young San Antonian's realization that sometimes things just aren't fair.


The film “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of Katherine G. Johnson , an African American mathematician who helped calculate the trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. But Johnson was not alone. There were other African Americans at NASA and each had their own heroic mission against racism and Jim Crow.

Harvard University Press

Since when did rock 'n' roll become "white"? This is the question author Jack Hamilton tackles, looking at how rhythm and blues performers of the 1950s influenced the "more artistic" white musicians of the 1960s.

From Texas Standard:

Much has been made over the past few years about the potential shifting of political tides in Texas – from the "sleeping giant" of the Latino vote to Donald Trump's slimmer-than-usual margin of victory in the presidential race.

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