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Bob Moses interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

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Senior Americans Burdened With Student Debt

Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems, and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments. Like Anderson, a growing percentage of aging Americans struggle to pay back their student debt. Tens of thousands of them even see their Social Security benefits garnished when they cannot do so.
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Bob Moses interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

Julian Bond interviews Bob Moses, who joined with him in 1960 as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Moses played pivotal roles in voter registration drives, sit-ins and in leading the Freedom Schools sponsored by SNCC. He also served in a leadership role with the Council for Federated Organizations (COFO). An educator, he taught school for several years in Tanzania. He later founded the Algebra Project using funds received from a MacArthur fellowship.
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The 1960’s – From Civil Rights to Black Power

The family of a man choked to death by a New York City police officer renewed their call to see criminal charges a day after agreeing to a $5.9 million settlement with city officials. With the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner's death days away, his widow, his mother, three of his six children and the Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday said prosecutors should pursue a criminal case. On July 17, 2014, New York Police officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner, 43, in a chokehold while other cops
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The 1960’s – From Civil Rights to Black Power

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Bridge to Black Power: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee, addressing a news conference, Washington, D. C., July 26, 1966. (I’ve added video of Black Power advocate Kwame Ture, then known as Stokely Carmichael. In it, Dr. Powell refers to Charles Sumner Stone, his chief assistant.)
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