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Woodard opened nation's eyes

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Editor’s note: This guest column is published in recognition of Black History Month.

It is traditional to remember the well known contributions of people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman the abolitionist.

But there are other important Americans who have been buried, rather than singled out by black history. One is Isaac Woodard. He was a World War II veteran who lost his sight so that the nation could see the error of some of its ways. And it might be said that he set the motion for the modern Civil Rights movement.

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