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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Anti-Racism Activist That History Forgot

In the Jim Crow era, an African-American newspaper owner made a biblical case against racism.
Paul Putz
In 1926, an African American newspaper editor in Topeka, Kansas, announced his candidacy for the United States Senate. His name was Nick Chiles. Although a black person had not occupied a Senate seat since 1881—and would not do so again until 1967— Chiles had grown disgusted with Kansas ...
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