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How Black-White Relations Blossomed in Mr Rogers' Neighborhood

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Fred Rogers, in his gentle way, left many lasting legacies for so many children who visited his neighborhood, including quietly powerful statements on human rights.  For 25 years, Francois Clemmons played Fred Rogers' neighborhood police officer, often lending a hand and a soothing voice. But as Clemmons recalls, it was a foot bath that offered a poignant and memorable lesson.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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