February 17, 2012 3:12 AM

Commentary: Reaching equality in the promised land

Joelouis Mattox said something that I had never heard before about African-Americans. It's important particularly now as the country celebrates Black History Month. "We're living in the promised land," said Mattox, 75, a local historian, writer and independent scholar who can be found most days at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center.

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