What does it mean to be an organizer or an activist? What defines this role?

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Conjectures of A Guilty Bystander (selection)

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Reading

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Thomas Merton (1915–1968) was born in Prades, France. He grew up in France and England before moving to the United States and earning a BA and an MA from Columbia…

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The Mexican American and the Church

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Reading

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Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was a Mexican-American labor activist who founded the United Farm Workers labor union to protect the rights of migrant workers. Chavez brought national attention to his cause…

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March from Selma to Montgomery

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Image

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Taken by photojournalist James Karales, “March from Selma to Montgomery” depicts one of three marches in 1965 that marked what many consider the political and emotional peak of the American…

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Interview with Dawn Kelly Part I (Race Recordings)

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Audio

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Studs Terkel is a radio broadcast personality and author who hosted the award-winning radio program, "The Studs Terkel Program" every weekday from 1952 to 1997. In this interview, Terkel talks…