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Learning a new aspect to civil rights - Selma Times-Journal

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Learning a new aspect to civil rights
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Since I arrived in Selma, and even in history books, I have learned of Alabama's civil rights history and heard bits and pieces of the Bloody Sunday March.
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Major social advances, public safety and health laws, covenants for human rights and peace—achieved by the brave efforts of countless people.
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The New York Times is unearthing unpublished photos from its archives for Black History Month

The New York Times is unearthing unpublished photos from its archives for Black History Month | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it

The Times is grappling with the past, present, and future of its race coverage, encouraging readers to share their own materials and memories and along the way shedding a little light on the journalistic process.

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With One United Voice: The First Stirrings of the Women's Rights Movement in 1850 | Nomadic Politics

With One United Voice: The First Stirrings of the Women's Rights Movement in 1850 | Nomadic Politics | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
The Story of the first stirrings of the women's rights movement in the US. Date: 1850.
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John Trudell, Outspoken Advocate for American Indians, Is Dead at 69

John Trudell, Outspoken Advocate for American Indians, Is Dead at 69 | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
Mr. Trudell was a leading advocate of Native American rights who channeled his message of righteous defiance into poetry and songwriting.

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Polygamy, progressivism and the real history of Mormon feminism: “Women who joined this movement were gender radicals”

Polygamy, progressivism and the real history of Mormon feminism: “Women who joined this movement were gender radicals” | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
Mormonism's conservative present is well known. But its amazing feminist history needs to be better understood
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Environmentalist Maurice Strong dies at 86

Environmentalist Maurice Strong dies at 86 | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — Canadian businessman and environmentalist Maurice Strong, who served as the founding executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, has died at the age of 86.
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Suffragists once used cookbooks to build political power

Suffragists once used cookbooks to build political power | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
The kitchen has always been a fraught place when it comes to gender roles.
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Obama Should Look to Roosevelt in Fight Against Inequality, Right Wing

Obama Should Look to Roosevelt in Fight Against Inequality, Right Wing | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
In considering his legacy, the historian writes that President Obama would do well to take notes from FDR's "Second Bill of Rights" speech.
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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms

Aboriginal rights and freedoms not affected by Charter 25. The guarantee in this Charter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed so as to abrogate ...
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The man who invented relaxation - BBC News

The man who invented relaxation - BBC News | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
People suffering from stress can tackle it in various ways - from counselling sessions to yoga classes or listening to mindfulness CDs. But it's only recently that sleeping and doing very little - the ways human beings have always rested - have come to be seen as an insufficient response to life's difficulties.

Paul Lehrer lay on a couch looking at the ceiling of a room on the third floor of the Commodore Hotel in New York and tried to relax.

But it wasn't, he recalls, "the most ideally relaxing situation". There was no music playing softly on the stereo, no aromatherapy or tea lights. Instead, because of the heat, the windows were thrown open and the air was filled with the fumes of buses and trucks. Lehrer's ears hummed with the clanging of the construction site across the street, where they were putting up a new skyscraper, and underneath that cacophony he could hear the bustle of Grand Central Station next door.

Worst of all, every few minutes an old man would come into the room and sharply upbraid him for not relaxing the right way. It was 1973 and Lehrer, a psychotherapist, had come to be treated and to train under an 85-year-old doctor called Edmund Jacobson.

Forty-four years earlier, in 1929, Jacobson had published a forbiddingly technical book called Progressive Relaxation, which detailed a procedure for removing muscular tension. But since the exercises in the book were designed to relieve pressure that was as much psychological as physical, Jacobson's work led to a surge in the use of the word "relax", in the sense of "to become less tense, anxious or stressed, to calm down".

Jacobson's book asks patients to tighten their muscles and then release them slowly, paying close attention to the sensations of tiny amounts of residual tension. The idea is that after much practice, they become able to detect any tension and then work on eliminating it.

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A first hand look into the Man who created the concept of Progressive Relaxation - a technique that works primarily to reduce psychological arousal associated with increased somatic anxiety (Weinberg, & Gould, 2007)  

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George McLaughlin: The Rutgers Alumnus Who Fought for Civil Rights Through Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-ins

George McLaughlin: The Rutgers Alumnus Who Fought for Civil Rights Through Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-ins | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
George McLaughlin: The Rutgers Alumnus Who Fought for Civil Rights Through Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-ins
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The First Legal Abortion Providers Tell Their Stories

The First Legal Abortion Providers Tell Their Stories | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
Seven physicians on the pre- and post-Roe world.
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The woman who challenged Nixon: The Watergate story that transcends Woodward and Bernstein

The woman who challenged Nixon: The Watergate story that transcends Woodward and Bernstein | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
Watergate was changing journalism in ways too numerous to count. Not only had the Washington Post gotten the scoop of the century; it had established itself as the second most important paper in America, behind only the New York Times.
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PD Editorial: Valley fire’s staggering toll is still | The Press Democrat

PD Editorial: Valley fire’s staggering toll is still | The Press Democrat | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it

As of this writing, almost a third of Lake County’s population is displaced and hundreds of homes and businesses are gone, destroyed in a conflagration that’s still burning out of control.

 

The vast scale of the damage and upheaval is difficult to fathom, conjuring visions of some distant war.

 

This is the third catastrophic wildfire to strike Lake County in six weeks, fulfilling the worst fears about tinder-dry conditions brought on by a drought now in its fourth year.


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Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty

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June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the “Great Charter” that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today, writes Daniel Hannan.

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Robert Frank's The Americans

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courtesy of Sotheby's Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank, who created the iconic photographic study The Americans, has been hailed as a latter-day deTocqueville for his visual chronicling of American life in the 1950's.
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Remembering the Black Women Who Made the Montgomery Boycott Possible

Remembering the Black Women Who Made the Montgomery Boycott Possible | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
We remember.
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The American Middle Class: Social Insurance Programs, Economics, Values, Reform (1995)

One of the first major studies of the middle class in America was White Collar: The American Middle Classes, published in 1951 by sociologist C. Wright Mills.

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Activist who fought government discrimination honored

Activist who fought government discrimination honored | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
A Japanese-American activist who spent nine months in solitary confinement in 1942 received the nation's highest civilian honor from President Obama on Tuesday.

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Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson

Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
What do the suburbs teach us about the black experience, family ideals, community and racial identity? How is the myth of the American Dream complicated by the African American suburban experience? These and other questions are explored in our new exhibition, Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson, co-presented by The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and curated by James Levy of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. This exhibition travels through Hempstead, New York; Shaker Heights, Ohio; Compton and Baldwin Hills, California; and other American suburbs. The collection features photographs, letters, property deeds, personal interviews, artifacts and compelling archival film footage that trace a twentieth century narrative of migration and community building that reveals a rich tapestry of contradictions and the persistence of hope.

The exhibition galleries are open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., unless there is a previously scheduled program or event at the same time and preventing access to the space. 

Open now. Ends December 31st, 2015.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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The African-American Suffragists History Forgot

The African-American Suffragists History Forgot | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
"I feel that I have the right to have just as much as a man. There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the color...
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Miners fight to save “Pitmen’s Parliament”, a symbol of working class history

Miners fight to save “Pitmen’s Parliament”, a symbol of working class history | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
The magnificent Durham building needs a £2m Lottery grant to preserve its unique archives as a heritage and exhibition centre

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Video: Last Word: Barry Commoner

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Dr. Commoner, an early environmentalist, warned of the dangers of nuclear weapons testing. He was an early champion of recycling, organic food and reducing fossil fuel use.
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'I remember it changing my life'

'I remember it changing my life' | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
The Million Man March, a gathering of thousands of black men, was at the time the largest gathering of black men ever.
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The seven priorities for young feminists today - The Guardian

The seven priorities for young feminists today - The Guardian | History of Social and Political Advances | Scoop.it
With the film Suffragette about to be released, feminists should celebrate ‘the massive patchwork quilt’ of the movement, focusing on consent, reproductive rights and diversity

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