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(The Root) -- Ethel and Eugene Arms have three children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Now, after 49 years of marriage, the Birmingham, Ala., couple have something they've waited on for 50 years -- prom memories.
The high school sweethearts didn't go to the prom in 1963, because for students who attended black high schools in Birmingham, there wasn't one. In May 1963, hundreds of these students had protested for civil rights as part of the Children's March -- facing fire hoses, dogs and police with clubs. Many went to jail, and several were kicked out of school.
Officials at the time canceled senior proms and several other school activities, for safety reasons, they said. Students said the cancellations were punishment aimed at those who dared to stand up to protest segregation laws.
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Contending that there is no way to make up for decades of discrimination that crippled the proud history of black farmers, on the Huffington Post NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous checks in on the debate raging around a court settlement.
There is no way to make up for decades of discrimination that crippled the proud history of black farm ownership in this country. But we can do our best to move forward.
The Huffington Post is reporting a heartwarming story about a father and son who are slated to graduate from Morehouse College on Sunday, after spending three years together on campus.
The younger Joyner and his father, Dorian Joyner Sr., will both be graduating from Morehouse College this Sunday after spending three years together on campus. President Barack Obama will be speaking at the ceremony.
While the elder Joyner initially attended the school from 1984 through 1988, he dropped out early to build his career, according to a profile on the Morehouse website. Years later, after his oldest son had began attending Morehouse, he decided he wanted to re-enroll and complete his degree.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.