Marc Writes

UNAFRAID AND UNABASED

Women from all walks of American society have led movements of various kinds since the formation of the Republic. The names of Deborah Samson and Molly McCauley are probably not familiar, but some fondly recall the achievements of Lydia Maria Child, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady…

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THE ORIGINAL WHITE SHADOW

There is little doubt that the 1960s experienced more notable firsts than in any other decade in history. Whether it was government, entertainment or business, the most eye-opening of firsts most likely occurred during that era. Sports on a number of levels picked up many firsts, and few raised…

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REDEEMING QUALITIES?

Lifetimes offer longtime propositions and redemption is on the list of those overtures. A person’s standing in society rises and falls—and vice versa—over a long period due to changes in attitude and environment. One of the characters during the 1960s who could have been viewed in…

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MISUNDERSTOOD…MAYBE?

In days long gone by, people who were trying to make America far greater than it was had to do things that confused the body politic. Those who dared to challenge the prevailing system did not always get approval, sometimes receiving criticism that they were either unpatriotic or…

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WINNING WITHOUT QUOTAS

The color line was erased in major league baseball when Jackie Robinson stepped on the baseball diamond at Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But Kenny Washington and Woody Strode, Robinson’s football teammates at UCLA, along with Marion Motley and Bill Willis, were the first…

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THE WRITER WHO ACTIVATED

America has been known for its counterculture personalities who addressed the issues of its day, whether it was Thomas Paine and Phillis Wheatley during the Revolutionary Period; Harriet Beecher Stowe, David Walker, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs during the Slavery Abolition Period; or the luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance that included…

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WILL 2017 BE LIKE 1967?

The United States was in a shooting war against a relentless opponent by the name of North Vietnam, while America remained engaged in a hotly contested war of words with the Soviet Union—now known as Russia—which was in its third decade. The year was 1967 and the citizens…

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WHAT’S NEXT?

The year 2017 is a few weeks away. Over the next fifty days or less a new President of the United States will be inaugurated. As a result, America will be ushered into an era never seen since the signing of the Declaration of Independence…

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