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Black Power Scholar Illustrates How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are frequently seen as opposing forces in the struggle for civil rights but Peniel Joseph, author of The Sword and the Shield, says the truth is more nuanced.

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Black Power Scholar Illustrates How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other

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Steven Garza is the underdog in the mock-race for governor in the documentary Boys State. He counts Bernie Sanders among his political heroes. Apple TV+ hide caption

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'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well

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