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This Week in History – The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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History shows that all protest movements rely on symbols – boycotts, strikes, sit-ins, flags, songs. Symbolic action on whatever scale – from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to wearing a simple wristband – is ...

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This Week in History – First Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

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Elephants in the first Macy’s Parade, in 1924, then called the Macy’s Christmas Parade. Photos via Macy’s. Animals from Central Park Zoo including elephants, camels, and bears marched in the parade, but this ...

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Abraham Lincoln

This Week in History – Lincoln Delivered the Gettysburg Address

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West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history. On November 18, 1978, more than 900 residents at the Jonestown Peoples Temple compound in Guyana ...

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Does Innocence Matter in Florida? A Tale of Exoneration

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Photo, Right: Wilton Dedge in 1982, age 20. Photo, Left:  Aug. 12, 2004: Wilton Dedge,age 42,  walks free, his mother Mary behind. His parents visited him monthly during his 22 years in prison; they borrowed from pension ...

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Elis Island

This Week in History – Ellis Island Shuts After 62 Years

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Photo circa October 1942 (Source: Creative Commons). From 1892 to 1954 Ellis Island served as the United States’ largest immigration station, processing more than 12 million immigrants in just 62 years. West Palm Beach ...

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Scottsboro Boys Case

This Week in History – The Scottsboro Boys Case

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West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history. On November 4, 2008, the first African-American President, Barack H. Obama, was elected. On ...

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