This is pretty random, but Hugo Pottisch left a link to this video in comments on an unrelated post and it's pretty impressive:

Meanwhile, I'm reading David Nichols' book A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement which makes the case that too little attention has been paid to Ike's progressive record in this regard and that one shouldn't regard things like the appointment of Earl Warren and other pro-civil rights judges as an accident.

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