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Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion

...Evers-Williams.Historically, Winbush said, African-Americans have been expected to forgive for slavery, discrimination, Jim Crow segregation, attacks by the Ku Klux Klan and police violence. By meeting that expectation, he said, "in one sense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-04/forgiveness-charleston-church
Amid Confederate flag debate, Clemson faculty again call for renaming Tillman hall

...in the late 1800s on a segregationist platform that advocated violence against blacks who weren't willing to accept Jim Crow laws. He also helped found Clemson University.Faculty members said a plaque in the building could honor Tillman's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-03/amid-confederate-flag-debate-
Another chance to heal

...forgiveness, our president is doggedly continuing to accentuate our historic differences."The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives ? you know, that casts a long shadow. And that's still part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-25/another-chance-heal
Obama delivers eulogy for slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney

...simply be an acknowledgment that the cause for which they fought ? the cause of slavery ? was wrong. The imposition of Jim Crow after the Civil War, the resistance to civil rights for all people, was wrong."It would be one step in an honest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-26/obama-delivers-eulogy-slain-
Augusta-born governor recorded historic term in leading Peach State

...settled in the courts, not in the streets. Working quietly with Sen. Johnson, Sanders removed many vestiges of the Jim Crow system from state government and appointed several blacks to office. In race relations, Sen. Johnson viewed the Sanders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-24/augusta-born-gov
Gay-marriage case clear

...government has bucked tradition by redefining civil rights several times, from women's suffrage to the prohibition of Jim Crow laws.Opponents claim that its legalization would "devalue" marriage, as if young straight couples will no longer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-30/gay-marriage-case-clear
Lead Belly still being celebrated for music

...odds."For Lead Belly, the son of a Louisiana sharecropper, music was a ticket out of the oppressive racism of the Jim Crow South ? including doing hard labor for nearly 10 years in prisons in Texas for murdering a cousin in a fight over a woman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-02-21/lead-belly-still-being-celebrated-m
Hollywood's epic 'Birth of a Nation' glorified injustice

...the Civil War ended. His father was a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army, and Griffith grew up in the early Jim Crow era. Although Kentucky was a border state that did not secede and was relatively unaffected by Reconstruction, Griffith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-02-21/hollywoods-epic-birth-nation-glorif
Rants & Raves

...started instituting literacy tests, grandfather clauses, et al., in order to disenfranchise the new voters. The era of Jim Crow had begun. Democrats are not your friends! RANT TO THE owner of the bird rescue/sanctuary in Harlem, Feathered Friends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-16/rants-raves
Obtuse and offensive

...Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," Mr. Obama said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."Really? ISIS releases a video of a Jordanian pilot burned alive in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-06/obtuse-and-offensive