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“From oppressive and crippling surroundings, George Washington Carver lifted his searching, creative mind to the ordinary peanut, and found therein extraordinary possibilities for goods and products unthinkable by minds of the past, and left for succeeding generations an inspiring example of how an individual could rise above the paralyzing conditions of circumstance.” –Dr. Martin Luther…

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Bree Newsome and her companion James Tyson made headlines on Saturday, June 27, 2015 for an act of civil disobedience that has received both praise and criticism. Newsome, 30, an award-winning filmmaker and #BlackLivesMatter activist, scaled the flagpole wearing a helmet and climbing gear and removed the Confederate Battle Flag flying in front of the Capitol in Columbia,…

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Bree Newsome praised for Non-Violent Direct Action this Morning in Charleston Bree Newsome’s “act of prayerful non-violent civil disobedience, scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol, disengaged the flag of the Confederate States of America, and then prayed as she descended the pole and was arrested,” as written by the N.C. NAACP President, Rev.…

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