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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
Rants & Raves

...East, Eastern Europe, North Africa, and Western Europe by the Muslims between the 700s and the 1000s. Additionally, Jim Crow laws were created by Democrats, who may or may not have been Christians. WHILE TURNING into the main gate to Fort Gordon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-15/rants-raves
Atlanta university students research 'cold case' killings from civil rights era

...Since 2011, students at the Atlanta university have pored through federal files, interviewed witnesses and dug into the Jim Crow policies they believe contributed to the deaths of Lemuel Penn, James Brazier and Clarence Pickett.The course instructors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-24/atlanta-university-stu
King's words resonate

...of men." Booker T. Washington, a black educator and orator, emphasized accommodation and assimilation even though Jim Crow was flying high. Later in the face of atrocious civil rights abuses, Dr. King pleaded: "Love is the only force capable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-20/kings-words-resonate
Judge throws out 1944 murder conviction that resulted in execution of 14-year-old in SC

...rights circles in South Carolina as an example of how a black person could be railroaded by a justice system during the Jim Crow era where the investigators, prosecutors and juries were all white.The case received renewed attention because of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-17/judge-throws-out-1944-