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Honorary Civil Rights leader gives lecture

William Hayes | The All State APSU campus invited an example of living history speak to students, faculty, and guests in the Morgan University Center this past Thursday, in the event of honoring one of the University’s most memorable and inspiring professors, Dr. Betty Joe Wallace. Tennessee State Representative of ...

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Cohen introduces House resolution honoring workers strike

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has introduced a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee. Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis, said in a statement Tuesday that the resolution’s co-sponsors include the bipartisan ...

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Attorney to challenge law used in gorilla mask case

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a former Eastern Tennessee State University student says his client was acting within his First Amendment rights when police say he disrupted an on-campus Black Lives Matter rally while wearing a gorilla mask and carrying a rope and bananas. News outlets report ...

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Presidential election affects diverse groups

Americans and people all over the world have watched the events of the 2016 presidential election unfold and the effect it has had on the nation, its citizens, its allies and its enemies. Citizens of Clarksville and students at APSU have stood up for what they believe in and debated ...

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Documentary shines light on racism, slavery

Addressing social issues in the world today in a polite yet firm manner seems nearly impossible. However, similar to writing a research paper for a class, the facts do most of the talking for the belief or idea they are behind. On Thursday, Jan. 19 APSU’s Wilbur N. Daniel African ...

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Unity demonstration held in Clarksville

Several members of the Clarksville community participated in a silent demonstration to promote peace and unity in the local community on Friday, July 8. Guy Williams Jr., a senior marketing student at APSU, led the event, which included demonstrators holding signs supporting racial equality and civil rights. The crowd stood ...

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