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Sam Tasby

Man Who Fought DISD Over Segregation Passes Away

Sam Tasby filed a discrimination suit against DISD in 1970 because his children were required to ride a bus to an all-black school, instead of walking to their neighborhood school with white students.

08/16/2015

A man, dressed in a Civil War military uniform, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating Veterans Day and honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Col. Paul Green, Member Of Tuskegee Airmen, Dies At 91

Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a senior care home.

02/26/2015

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Education History Preserved – Thanks To One North Texan

By the time Raymond George of Weatherford became obsessed with the future of his childhood school—it had already fallen on hard times. But, the Mt. Pleasant Colored School still had lessons to teach.

CBS 11–02/19/2015

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Restaurant Owner Recalls Equal Rights Movement & Change In Dallas

A half-century ago Martin Luther King Junior changed the world, but on this day there is also another ceremonious American milestone – the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

CBSDFW.COM–01/19/2015

Singer Herb Jeffries at a film festival opening on April 28, 2011 in Hollywood. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

African-American Cowboy Crooner Herb Jeffries Dies

Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the “Bronze Buckaroo” in a series of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100.

05/26/2014

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Perspectives Of Civil Rights Movement Differ According Age

As an African American man from a different era, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has very different memories of the American civil rights movement.

CBSDFW.COM–04/11/2014

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A Look Back At The Civil Rights Act In Dallas

CBS 11 News is taking time to remember the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The action was one part of the long journey to end racial segregation in the city of Dallas.

04/09/2014

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Reunion For Cleburne Segregated School Alumni

It’s been more than a century since the doors first opened on Cleburne’s Booker T. Washington High… the city’s once segregated school. The building is long gone, but even in aging former students, the memories remain.

CBS 11–03/06/2014

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HUD Hurls Housing Discrimination Claims At Dallas

The City of Dallas could lose some federal funding, after allegations its affordable housing practices have broken civil rights laws.

CBS 11–12/03/2013

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Dallas Women Lived Their Own Version Of “The Help”

Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for her supporting role in “The Help.” She played a Mississippi housemaid during segregation. Two women in Dallas say they lived the experience.

02/28/2012

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Movie Documents Life Of Black Texas Opera Singer Once Expelled At UT

Long before she became an international opera star, a Texas woman made national headlines during segregation. Barbara Smith Conrad didn’t protest for the right to sit in the front of a bus — she only wanted to sing.

12/08/2011

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Ad-Seg: Time In Isolation At Texas Prisons

Behind the razor wire-topped fences of Ferguson prison and other Texas penitentiaries are 5,205 inmates branded the baddest of the bad — dubbed so devious they are locked in one-man cells for 23 hours a day often for decades.

08/17/2011