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One witness recalls the last days of Martin Luther King | Podcast

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Clara Ester recounts the chain of events leading up to the 1968 assassination of a Civil Rights icon

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Forced free labor thrived in the South long after slavery | Podcast

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When I tell people that my father picked cotton, they think I am lying.  My father was a cotton picker. So were his siblings and mother.

This story is not about cotton, but a sordid history many attempt to bury. This slice of my father’s life points to how some whites kept slavery alive more than 100 years after the passage of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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