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I grew up in journalism decades ago with crusty old editors who had a simple credo for what it was we journalists do.

Our job, they said, was to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

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A former national president of the League of Women Voters and a popular satellite radio host are this year's recipients of the Freedom Summer of '64 Award from Miami University.

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Cincinnati could not have asked for a better mother figure than Marian Spencer.

Or a more fearless fighter for justice.

Bayard Rustin was a leading strategist during America's civil rights movement and his life and work will be celebrated in an upcoming series of choral concerts, panel discussions, and more. 

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Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin, Jr. founded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 1971. Since then the civil rights organization has battled white supremacist groups though the courts, winning multimillion-dollar jury verdicts on behalf of their victims.

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Jon Else was series producer and cinematographer for the groundbreaking civil rights television series, Eyes on the Prize. The series told the story from the point of view of ordinary people inside the civil rights movement, mostly African American.

Answering The Call, Judge Nathaniel Jones

Jan 16, 2017
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Note: This interview originally aired on August 15, 2016.

Judge Nathaniel Jones was the first African-American to be an assistant United States attorney in Ohio. He was an assistant general counsel for the Kerner Commission, which looked into the causes of the 1967 racial unrest in the U.S.   As NAACP general counsel he led the fight against school segregation. In 1979, he was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter.

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In October, the local chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR sent an advisory to members saying if the FBI contacted them, a lawyer would be available to assist.

Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer is the recently released biography of the 95 year-old Cincinnati activist.

On Highway 61 is the new book from Dennis McNally, subtitled Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom, and he’s on the phone with David Lewis to talk about the importance of music during the 1960’s civil rights turbulence.

YWCA Fighting Racial Injustice

Feb 26, 2014

  

Hate Crimes in the Hearltand Premiers

Feb 21, 2014
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  Hate Crimes in the Heartland, a new documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the United States each year through the lens of two hate crimes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, premiers Monday night at the Freedom Center. Emmy Award-winning Film Maker Rachel Lyon discusses her latest documentary. To view a trailer of the film, click here.

Negro Leagues Baseball Exhibit

Feb 19, 2014
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  In the first half of the 1900s racism and Jim Crow laws kept African-American baseball players from being on the same teams as white players. So in 1920 the Negro National League was formed, soon followed  by other rival Negro Leagues. An exhibit now on display at the Galleries at Sinclair in Dayton, Ohio, Shades of Greatness, is the first collaborative art exhibition inspired by the history of Negro Leagues Baseball.

The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Aug 27, 2013
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August 28, 2013 at 2pm

In honor of the 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington, we present live, anchored coverage of the event in Washington D.C. by NPR.