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When a group of white and African American integrationists entered a St. Augustine, Fla. segregated hotel pool in 1964, the hotel manager poured acid into it. AP Photo

The forgotten history of segregated swimming pools and amusement parks

Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the picket line at the Scripto plant in Atlanta, Ga., December, 1964. AP

Martin Luther King Jr., union man

Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don't know is that he also championed labor unionism.
Student lie in at the White House to protest gun laws crop. Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons

#NeverAgain: do student protests work? History tells us they can

Student protests can make a big difference. American students have a long history of protesting. In the wake of the Florida shooting, American students are already making a difference.

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