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The Independent Weekly 20th Anniversary

Looking back

Here's what The Indy was writing about the week of Nov. 19:

5 years ago: Derek Jennings explored his lack of options in influencing the political system, writing, "It galls me that the most progressive thing I could do as a black man on Election Day was to cast a virtually straight-ticket Democratic ballot."

10 years ago: Barry Yeoman reported on the racial gap that divides the nation's gay and lesbian movement. The LGBT community's most visible leaders and voices were middle-class whites, creating even greater barriers for the Civil Rights battle.

20 years ago: Lebanese-American Elias Abu-Saba commented on the bombing of U.S. Marine headquarters in Beirut and the violence that plagued his country for years.

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