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The Purpose of Power with Alicia Garza

When Alicia Garza wrote a love letter to Black people on Facebook she launched the now-famous hashtag #blacklivesmatter. But she wants us to understand, a hashtag is not a movement. Organizing for change comes from the grassroots, and is the key to a better future. 

How the South Won the Civil War with Dr. Heather Cox Richardson

While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in her new book, How the South Won the Civil War, that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system, which had sustained the defeated South, continued, and inequality and subordination was woven into the nation's fabric and identity.

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