Week ofSeptember 14 - September 20, 2017
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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero
Facing death rather than enslavement―a story of one man’s triumphant choice and ultimate rise to national hero

“A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls’ astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting for their freedom. Lineberry has produced a triumph in this heroic story that illuminates our country’s ongoing struggles with race.” ―Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Professor in American History Harvard University and Executive Producer of Finding Your Roots
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Hurricanes Drive Immigration to the United States
Understanding how immigration responds to major events in other countries helps policymakers understand immigration policy.
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Dear White People, Wake Up: Canada Is Racist
The white male protester who said he’d never seen a racist has most likely lived with white privilege, never having to witness incidents of racism.
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Jewish Community Receives Security Guidance Before the High Holidays
White supremacist activity and anti-Semitic acts: Expertise and resources to ensure Jewish institutions remain secure 
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Roots of Racism: 6 Essential Reads
Friday, Sept. 15, “Third Rail with OZY” will discuss racism. These stories from the archive explore where racism came from and why it persists.
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Why Businesses Fail to Detect Modern Slavery at Work
I can tell you the farm where the steak on your plate came from, but not where the workers come from in the kitchen.
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A New Poor People’s Campaign and Moral Revival
From communities across America, we hear a call for a Poor People’s Campaign and Moral Revival in America today.
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Psalm 55:22 (Amplified Bible)

22: Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).

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