|A hero of the black liberation struggle and the fight against imperialism around the world, his story is completely absent from the dominant narrative on the movement for civil rights. If he is remembered at all it is for his militancy rather than the politics that informed that militancy. The image of the Civil Rights Movement as being a single Gandhian movement is false.
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.
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