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(The Atlantic) – Like many mothers raising children in Chicago’s housing projects in the 1990s and 2000s, Seitia Harris was afraid of the drugs and violence that were pervasive in the neighborhood where she lived, Altgeld Gardens on the city’s South Side.
She made sure to provide her three children with every opportunity she could, taking them to ballet lessons, after-school academic programs, plays and activities around the city, encouraging them to work hard at school and stay away from drugs.
But the specter of violence and poverty was hard to escape.
By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Dignitaries and presidents, media stars, and celebrities from around the world converged on South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the warrior for racial justice. While, in America, racial justice is a still a battle.
In 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born into racial oppression. By 1948, South Africa legalized a racial segregation system called apartheid, based on America’s “separate but equal” doctrine which separated the races from White, or Afrikaans, and then into racial groups – Black, Colored, and Indian.
Trained as a lawyer, Nelson Mandela …
By Lynda L. Jones,
Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education in Washington, D.C. and founder of Marquette University’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), came to Milwaukee this week to serve as the master of ceremonies for a historic occasion, the presentation of the Pere Marquette Discovery Award to the Little Rock Nine.
Mitchem sat down with The Milwaukee Courier during his visit and shared his reflections on the Little Rock Nine receiving Marquette’s highest honor, and the influence that these nine courageous teenagers had and still have …
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Marquette University will confer the Père Marquette Discovery Award, the university’s highest honor, on the Little Rock Nine in a special ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave.
As courageous teenagers, the Little Rock Nine dared to challenge racial segregation in public schools by enrolling at the all-white Central High School in 1957. They became an integral part of the fight for equal opportunity in American education.
“As we celebrate the Centennial of Women at Marquette and the 40th anniversary of our Educational Opportunity …