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Flashback: The civil rights activist and agitator, Hosea Williams

Hosea Williams was standing below the Memphis motel balcony when he saw his friend and mentor, Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated. Williams, a pugnacious lieutenant in the civil rights movement, the bad cop to Andrew Young’s good cop, wondered “whether America lost its last chance.”

Grounded

The south holds memories of my people. Beneath blistering suns and torrential rains, we toiled that someone else might prosper.

Civil rights icon Xernona Clayton’s unlikely friendship with a KKK Grand Dragon

Perhaps the most remarkable chapter in Xernona Clayton’s life was her influence on Calvin Craig, a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan.

Herbert Jenkins

Soon after Mayor William Hartsfield named him police chief, Jenkins busted up the KKK-infiltrated police union and hired the city’s first eight black officers.

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