Summit for Civil Rights: working to create 'a new, modern political alliance'

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Jim Walsh At the same time Islamophobia and a new strain of white racism has exposed itself in America, at the same time travel bans and all sorts of civil rights violations are being regularly proffered by the White House, a gathering of attorneys, activists, and scholars at the University of Minnesota took the pulse of the state of civil rights last week, and provided an intellectual pep rally for the work going forward.Inspired by William Jones’ 2014 book “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights” and held Thursday and Friday at Mondale Hall in the University of Minnesota Law School, the first Summit for Civil Rights sought to “take the first steps of transforming the historic coalition...

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