Daily Archive: October 16, 2013

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    Harvard’s Fist Black Graduate Honored At University of South Carolina

    The first Black man to become a University of South Carolina professor in 1873 was hailed Tuesday as a “man of courage,” who taught during the school’s fleeting era of post-Civil War desegregation and ended up inspiring the generations of scholars who followed. Richard Theodore Greener, a promising intellectual who fought for racial equality, was invited to teach and live on the university’s Columbia campus during the tumultuous period known as Reconstruction. …

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    Alabama State Rep Reintroduces Castration Bill For Criminal Offenders

    Alabama legislator Steve Hurst (pictured) is reintroducing a bill to legalize the castration of convicted sex child sex offenders whose victims were under the age of 12, according to the Florence Times Daily. The castration bill, which Hurst is pushing for the 2014 legislative season, did not get committee backers when he previously rallied for it …