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“By 1987 Reagan found his control over Congress slipping….The Democratic majority in the House easily overrode his veto [of what would be the last interstate highway authorization], and the Senate did the same by a single vote. “A hapless freshman senator from North Carolina [Terry Sanford] , who had opposed the bill because there wasn’t […]

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“Through the ’50s and well into the ’60s, African-Americans bought the Green Book [The Negro Motorist Green Book: An International Travel Guide] and other guides. But just being on the highway could be a frightening experience. “In the summer of 1960, Irene Staple’s parents drove her to Anniston, Ala., to give her a look at […]

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