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July 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
Thousands of spectators sat through 18 speeches under a blazing sun Saturday at the unveiling of a $2.6-million bronze statue dedicated to black veterans of the Civil War. The 11-foot statue is one of the few monuments in the nation marking the military achievements of black soldiers. "They fought not only for the preservation of the Union, but for their freedom from slavery," said Army Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard, the keynote speaker.
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February 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Like other members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Emerson Emory says he wants to preserve his Southern heritage. His mission, however, is especially challenging--and controversial. The 74-year-old Dallas psychiatrist is black, and his insistence that many black Southerners not only supported the Confederacy but fought for it in the Civil War often draws reactions ranging from skepticism to outrage.
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May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in Germany in 1970, the height of the Vietnam War. While the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
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July 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
Thousands of spectators sat through 18 speeches under a blazing sun Saturday at the unveiling of a $2.6-million bronze statue dedicated to black veterans of the Civil War. The 11-foot statue is one of the few monuments in the nation marking the military achievements of black soldiers. "They fought not only for the preservation of the Union, but for their freedom from slavery," said Army Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard, the keynote speaker.
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February 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Like other members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Emerson Emory says he wants to preserve his Southern heritage. His mission, however, is especially challenging--and controversial. The 74-year-old Dallas psychiatrist is black, and his insistence that many black Southerners not only supported the Confederacy but fought for it in the Civil War often draws reactions ranging from skepticism to outrage.
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May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in West Germany in 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War. Although the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
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June 11, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission ordered the promotion of a veteran black fire captain to battalion chief Wednesday, ruling that he had been a victim of racial bias in an "inherently discriminatory" system. The commission directed Fire Chief John Englund to appoint Capt. Hershel Clady to the first available post as a battalion chief. It was the second time in Clady's 17-year career that the Civil Service Commission had intervened on his behalf in his efforts for promotion.
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November 1, 1989 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed suit Tuesday in U.S. Claims Court to force the U.S. government to pay lost veteran's benefits to the heirs of a sailor who was wrongfully given an undesirable discharge from the service during World War II.
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January 12, 1997 | VERNE GAY, Verne Gay is Newsdays TV writer whose last article for the magazine was on Walter Cronkite
Somewhere within the ordered chaos of Bryant Gumbel's small office on the third floor of Rockefeller Plaza is a letter, its edges yellowed and its message faded. * The note, circa 1981, was sent by a veteran NBC News reporter based in Germany. This man tells Gumbel to "keep your chin up." He tells him not to worry about those shrill skeptics carping about his appointment as host of the "Today" show.
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May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in Germany in 1970, the height of the Vietnam War. While the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
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May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in West Germany in 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War. Although the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
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June 11, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission ordered the promotion of a veteran black fire captain to battalion chief Wednesday, ruling that he had been a victim of racial bias in an "inherently discriminatory" system. The commission directed Fire Chief John Englund to appoint Capt. Hershel Clady to the first available post as a battalion chief. It was the second time in Clady's 17-year career that the Civil Service Commission had intervened on his behalf in his efforts for promotion.
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