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Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man, The March, the Dream

In the summer of 1963, a convergence of opportunities presented itself for the Civil Rights Movement to take a great leap forward. Grasping the historic potential of the March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. sensed the need for a 'sort of Gettysburg Address.'
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Buffalo Soldiers: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Known as buffalo soldiers, though they did not use that term themselves, the black servicemen who saw duty in the Wild West generally had the same burdens and privileges as their white counterparts.
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Betrayal at Ebenezer Creek

Trapped between charging Rebels and a deadly flooded creek, thousands of fugitive slaves watched in horror as the Union army abandoned them. Then came catastrophe--and excuses.
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Camp William Penn: Training Ground for Freedom

Under the stern but sympathetic gaze of Lt. Col. Louis Wagner, some 11,000 African-American soldiers trained to fight for their freedom at Philadelphia's Camp William Penn. Three Medal of Honor recipients would pass through the camp's gates.
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Buffalo Soldiers in Utah Territory

At Fort Duchesne, black 9th Cavalry troops served alongside white infantrymen while dealing with the sometimes restless Ute Indians and the wild and woolly Duchesne Strip.