Differing Narratives After Standoff Between Native American Man, High School Student

A viral video of a Native American man surrounded by teenagers at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., created a furor and spurred an apology from the students' Kentucky high school. But since then, other videos and narratives have emerged that give more context to Friday's confrontation. It happened on the same steps where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. called for racial harmony in the U.S. with his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. Three groups of protesters converged...

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On a frigid Martin Luther King Day, Rev. Derek Terry heated up the crowd at Music Hall by criticizing U.S. colonization, saying America was never great and calling for blacks, gays, and transgender people to be treated equally.

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The Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition was a last-minute addition to the city's Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Members of the group prayed and sang in their native language Monday. They may be planning a march for later this week.  A different group, American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana & Kentucky is holding a peace vigil Tuesday at 10:00 outside the Diocese of Covington.

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Video of students at Covington Catholic High School went viral this weekend.  They were in Washington D. C. for the March for Life.  While there, they had an interaction with a Native American man participating in the march near the Lincoln Memorial.  The story of what exactly happened has been evolving all weekend. WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik talked with new Cincinanti Edition Host, Michael Monks, who is also the editor of River City News,cabout what happened.

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Between 1882 and 1968, the NAACP documented 4,743 lynchings in the United States. All were abhorrent, but none was more socially and politically impactful than the lynching of Emmett Till.

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A Talk With The Author Of 'Let The People See: The Story Of Emmett Till'

Between 1882 and 1968, the NAACP documented 4,743 lynchings in the United States. All were abhorrent, but none was more socially and politically impactful than the lynching of Emmett Till.

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