Politics and Social Issues
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1949 Groveland misjustices became Florida's shame

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  • Gilbert King's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Devil in the Grove," details how a young white woman told a tale of gang rape by four black men in 1949 Groveland, Fla. "Before it was over, a white mob would rampage through an African-American community, one man would be killed trying to escape, three would be beaten and tortured, the sheriff would summarily execute one man, and the remaining two would be convicted," Herald columnist Leonard Pitts writes.
  • 3/21/2017
  • Album ID: 2124440

1997 NACARA law made a way for immigrants to stay

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  • Almost three decades ago, thousands of immigrants marched in the streets of Miami and Washington seeking immigration help. The Nicaraguans protesting on the streets sought a way to stay in the country without having to periodically renew work permits. It led to Congress approving the landmark Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act, NACARA, which eventually granted immigration status not only to Nicaraguans, but also other Central Americans, some Cubans and eastern Europeans.
  • 2/14/2017
  • Album ID: 2117191

Women's rally at Bayfront Park, 2017

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  • Just 24 hours after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, thousands of women across America marched.
  • 1/30/2017
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Historic school integration in Miami-Dade County

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  • The Supreme Court ruled for school desegregation in May 1954, but it wasnít until 1959 that Miami-Dade County schools admitted African Americans to Orchard Villa Elementary School, which had been all white. Seven-year-old Gary Range and three other black students broke barriers when they walked onto the grounds of the Liberty City school. White students left the school, black students and faculty were transferred in, and by the summer of 1960, only one white student remained.
  • 1/29/2017
  • Album ID: 2112979

Fidel Castro

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  • Fidel Castro shaped the history of Miami almost as thoroughly as he molded the history of Cuba. For more than half a century it was a rare edition of The Miami Herald that did not carry his name or picture. Here are some of the many faces of Fidel from the archives of The Miami Herald.
  • 11/27/2016
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Carlos Gimenez re-elected Miami-Dade mayor, 2016

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  • Carlos Gimenez was re-elected as Miami-Dade mayor November 8, 2016, securing another four years after campaigning as a skilled administrator who reduced tax rates, tamed government spending and chipped away at enduring problems facing Florida's largest county.
  • 11/9/2016
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Traffic congestion

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  • 8/16/2016
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Gary Hart: The sex scandal that changed politics

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  • In May, 1987, The Miami Herald reports Gary Hart's infidelity. It leads to Hart's withdrawal from the presidential campaign.
  • 6/20/2016
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Reagan aides formed a secret government

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  • A 1987 report by Miami Herald reporter Alfonso Chardy detailed the organization of a "secret government" of insiders, including Lt. Col. Oliver North, that exercised broad powers outside the normal cabinet departments and agencies during the Reagan administration.
  • 4/27/2016
  • Album ID: 2041743

Dade Jail's notorious ninth-floor ward for mentally ill

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  • The Miami-Dade County Jailís notorious ninth-floor psychiatric ward ó which became a national symbol for the shoddy treatment of the mentally ill behind bars ó quietly closed in 2015. Mentally ill inmates moved to newly refurbished and more comfortable units at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
  • 4/19/2016
  • Album ID: 2038941
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