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MIKE VINSON: Bloody Sunday: The ‘bridge’ that connected American history

One could surmise the following was a scene taken from a good movie script: DATE: March 7, 1965; LOCATION: Edmund Pettus Bridge – Selma, Ala. Below, the Alabama River purred along at a slow rate, a mere ebb gently rising up here and there. However, there was great turbulence above!

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Civil rights veteran schools MTSU students
Civil rights veteran schools MTSU students

 

 

A “Voice from the Movement.” Dr. Cleveland Sellers is that indeed. As I recently listened to this scholar, author, activist and college president recount his experiences during the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, I was touched by the gravity of his words.

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VINSON: JFK and MLK: a moment in civil rights history

 

Two of the more pivotal events of 20th Century American history are the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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BURRISS: Reporters need survival skills given political climate

When my fellow professors and I talk to journalism students about job opportunities, we often mention the chance to travel to exotic lands and to experience first-hand events that readers and viewers are only going to see and read about.

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Post columnist to appear on Travel Channel
Post columnist to appear on Travel Channel

Mike Vinson is set to appear on a Travel Channel documentary scheduled to air Sunday, Dec. 22.

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VINSON: Thin line remains between civil rights, law enforcement
It’s no great mystery the 9/11 terrorist attacks resulted in a tightening up of American security, giving our collective police forces greater latitude and longitude with fewer restrictions.
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VINSON: Blaxploitation films leave impression
VINSON: Blaxploitation films leave impression
The term “blaxploitation” comes from combining the words “black” and “exploit,” much the same as the term “smog” derives from a combination of “smoke” and “fog.”
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Unity Luncheon honors ‘unsung heroes’ for community service
Unity Luncheon honors ‘unsung heroes’ for community service
With more than 200 admirers and supporters looking on, four area pastors were honored Tuesday at Middle Tennessee State University for their service to the community.
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Public invited to Emancipation Proclamation viewing
Two milestone anniversaries of both the Emancipation Proclamation and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission will be recognized at the Tennessee State Museum.
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Freedom Rider coming to Murfreesboro
Rutherford CABLE, a local women’s leadership organization, has announced it will feature Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. at its breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Murfreesboro.
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NAACP praises Civil Rights Week
NAACP praises Civil Rights Week
The first-ever Civil Rights Week wrapped up Monday after a weeklong series of educational and fun events sponsored by the Murfreesboro chapter of the NAACP.
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Siblings witness US history
Siblings witness US history
Murfreesboro residents attend inauguration
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Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Almost 75 years ago, dowtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.
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Author to share stories at Linebaugh Library
As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County.
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Local NAACP chapter plans inaugural Civil Rights Week
On each night of the Civil Rights Week, various activities and events will be held at different organizations and churches in Murfreesboro.
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Plain speech protected civil right
A lot of people are counting on your inability to understand their writing to protect their jobs and enhance their companies’ bottom lines.
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Years of discrimination inspires entrepreneur
The tough times and years of discrimination Herman Burton endured made this entrepreneur work harder.
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