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Aug 28, 2009 2:26 pm


My Op-Ed Los Angeles Times on T.R.M. Howard as Unlikely Civil Rights Hero



The Chicago Tribune (T.R.M. Howard's and Emmett Till's hometown newspaper) and the Washington Post were not interested in running this piece linking Howard to the anniversary of Emmett Till's slaying nor was the Washington Post. Fortunately for us, the Los Angeles Times picked it up:

Howard's place in history has been woefully slighted. Without him, we might never have heard of Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Medgar Evers or Operation PUSH. Howard was the crucial link connecting the Till slaying and the rise of the modern civil rights movement.

The picture above shows Howard with Emmett's mother, Rep. Charles Diggs, and trial witnesses.




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