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Harold Franklin, who integrated #Auburn University in 1964 (and was wrongfully denied his M.A. for half a century by my predecessors at @Auburn_History) has finally received his diploma. He is 87 years old.

Congratulations Dr. Franklin!

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While this small act of reparative justice can never undo the wrongs that Dr. Franklin experienced at Auburn or in America writ large it will hopefully contribute to new way of being in the world for members of the #Auburn community. When we do wrong we must try to make it right.
As I often say here, when you are talking about slavery, Jim Crow, and ongoing acts of racism, many things can be partially reparative but nothing can ever be fully reparative. All acts of repair (even big material ones) are mere symbolic gestures towards an incalculable loss.
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Today is the start of a new month so all month long I thought I would share a video every day of some of my favorite sports moments in my lifetime. These are in no particular order because that would be impossible to do! Hope you guys enjoy!
Day 1: Howie Kendrick’s go-ahead home run off the right-field foul pole in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series.
#MLB #Nationals
Day 2: Paul Pierce banks in the game winning buzzer beater in game 3 of the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals.
#Wizards #NBA
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2. #Oregon TE Jacob Breeland

Height: 6-4 7/8
Weight: 252
Hand: 9 7/8
Arm: 32 5/8
Wingspan: 78 1/8
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3. #FloridaAtlantic TE Harrison Bryant

Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 243
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 30 5/8
Wingspan: 74
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4. #Washington TE Hunter Bryant

Height: 6-2 2/8
Weight: 248
Hand: 10 right hand (pinky deformation), 10 3/8 left hand
Arm: 32
Wingspan: 76 4/8
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On Wednesday after 51 years, Harold Franklin, the student activist who integrated @AuburnU in 1964, defended his 1969 M.A. thesis w/ the unanimous approval of the faculty @Auburn_History. Hear him tell his story in confronting institutional racism & why #reparations are still due Image
Here is the first part of the M.A. defense where Dr. Franklin tells the story of why he decided to work with @NAACP attorney Fred Gray to desegregate #Auburn and the racism my department inflicted upon him while he was here.
For a longer version of the desegregation process at Auburn that contextualizes it within the wider Civil Rights Movement see Dr. Franklin in conversation with Auburn's head of Special Collections Martin T. Olliff here diglib.auburn.edu/150th/series/a…
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Version 3 of the #CFBPlayoff rankings were released last night. What you expected? If youve followed along since early Oct you know the process. You werent surprised. For the rest of you, lets take a look & compare to what was projected using the same process used for 5 yrs.
First off, why does the committee use this process? Think about it. 14 busy guys make up this committee. They have roughly 60 hrs from when the last game ends on Sat to when they need to have this Top 25 created on Tues. If they evaluate only 30 teams to get that 25, how much
time is adequate to evaulate? 1 hr? Thats 30 hrs of evaluation. Half the time is gone & no one has slept. The process of getting a consensus out of 14 people hasnt even started. Thats why this process is kept so simple, & its why they have a defined predictable process.
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#SDNY Judge Preska is told that #Auburn removed nearly all Chuck Person memorabilia. But he came today in orange & blue tie
Chuck Person's lawyer proposes probation and 200 hours community service through Atlanta-based program. Now Person reading
Person describes his 12 year old daughter seeing him taken away in shackles. Says, I love Auburn, hope they let me come back
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Thread👇#Auburn Plastic Bag Ban resolution passed by voters auburnmassdaily.com/2019/05/berthi…
The bag ban resolution passed at the ballot box Yes 620. No 381 and 74 blanks #PasticPollution auburnguide.com/ArchiveCenter/…
Our Executive Committee member @RobertKearns testified at the Board of Selectman meeting for a bag ban. "The cost to the environment exceeds the cost to retailers" #mapoli #PlasticPollution auburnmassdaily.com/2018/09/select…
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102. #Duke TE Daniel Helm
Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 249
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 79 5/8
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103. #Iowa TE TJ Hockenson
Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 251
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
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104. #Mississippi TE Dawson Knox
Height: 6-4 3/8
Weight: 254
Hand: 9 6/8
Arm: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 80 4/8
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Obligations kept me south today...#Portland #Maine #KeepFamiliesTogetherMarch

Shoes on church steps.

Crowds starting to form.
Photos don't do this justice. You can hear the crowd blocks away. #Portland #Maine

#FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch

#mepolitics

@WomenBelong
Photos don't do this justice either. A bunch of folks still in the park. #Lewiston #Auburn #Maine

Kids in tow so we had to take refuge from the heat at #HouseOfBacon.

#FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch

#mepolitics

@WomenBelong
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