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Patricia Hruby Powell's LOVING VS. VIRGINIA

This year is the 50th anniversary of a landmark court case that set a federal precedent against miscegenation laws. The case was brought by a couple from Virginia, Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Loving, of African-American and Native-American descent.

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Janice Harrington's “Picture of the Poet and Horace H. Pippin Before the Perigee”

Last month, I had the great pleasure of attending an Evening of Jazz and Poetry, put on by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. The gathering was a celebration of the release of poet Janice Harrington’s latest collection, entitled Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin

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