During this time of unprecedented protest against racism in America-- and around the world-- The History Channel recently updated an interesting article about the history of institutionalized segregation in America:
"The knowledge that we have now is but a fraction of the knowledge we must get, whether for peaceful use or for national defense. We must depend on intensive research to acquire the further knowledge we need ... These are truths that every scientist knows. They are truths that the American people need to understand." (Harry S. Truman 1948).