Walter Rhett

historian and writer

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Historian and writer in the African Griot tradition, he blogs at Black History 360 and Southern Perlo

Walter Rhett on KCRW

Just 14 hours after  nine people were killed  during prayer service a historic black church in South Carolina, 21-year old  Dylann Storm Roof  was arrested at a traffic stop 200 miles…

Charleston Grapples with Mass Killing at Historic Church

Just 14 hours after nine people were killed during prayer service a historic black church in South Carolina, 21-year old Dylann Storm Roof was arrested at a traffic stop 200 miles…

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Barack Obama is the first black man elected President of the United States. Nobody can deny that constitutes progress toward Dr.

The Politics of Race in the Era of Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the first black man elected President of the United States. Nobody can deny that constitutes progress toward Dr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a colorblind society. Forty-three years after he was gunned down, the first black president is running for re-election.

Dr. King's Dream and American Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a colorblind society. Forty-three years after he was gunned down, the first black president is running for re-election.

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