Monthly Archives: June 2019

Difficult conversations

Dr. Lonnie Bunch, the first African American to be named the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, explained as he took office his vision for its museums and archives. “I think the biggest goal of history at the Smithsonian ought to … Continue reading

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“What people need to hear”

February 12, 1946.  Sgt. Isaac Woodward, a decorated African American World War II veteran, asks the driver of a Greyhound bus travelling in South Carolina to stop the bus when able so he can relieve himself.  It’s customary for passengers … Continue reading

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