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The Power of the Filibuster

The filibuster has the power to make or break any bill that passes through the Senate doors. So what is a filibuster, where did it come from, and why do we still use it today? Let’s dive into HeinOnline to learn more!

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Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History Month

While Black history should be learned and celebrated throughout the year, February is nationally designated as Black History Month—and this is thanks to a Black American historian named Carter G. Woodson.

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Education & Empowerment: The History of HBCUs

Prior to the Civil War, African Americans weren’t allowed to receive an education. The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the enslaved according to legislation, but truly, African Americans couldn’t achieve equality without education. And that’s where HBCUs came into play.

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Researching Critical Race Theory in HeinOnline

Critical race theory is a concept that has been around for decades but became a hot topic of discussion in 2020 after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans by police officers. Join HeinOnline as we take a deeper dive into what Critical Race Theory is and its history.

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100 Years after the Tulsa Race Massacre

The Tulsa Race Massacre, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot and the Black Wall Street Massacre, is one of the most devastating incidents of racial violence in American history. Learn the details of the tragedy with HeinOnline.

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New Database: Civil Rights and Social Justice

In the midst of Black Lives Matter protests, and what some are calling the next civil rights movement, HeinOnline is pleased to offer a new database, Civil Rights and Social Justice. Check out a brief overview of this database which brings together a diverse offering of publications.