civil rights

While Rosa Parks is cemented in American minds as a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, a host of unsung Black women and their sacrifices for freedom are hardly mentioned. And yet, the list is long: Fannie Lou Hammer, Ella Baker, Dorothy Height, Septima Clark, Marian Wright Edelman… So as the masses gather in Washington […]

A majority of Americans say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial equality has been realized in the USA, although a significant divide between Black and white people’s perceptions of equality and race relations still exists, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll suggests. The Poll found that most Americans– 90% of whites and 85% of […]

In a statement released last week, the Department of Justice has declined to reopen the 46-year-old case on the assassination of Civil Rights leader Malcolm X. The department said the statute of limitations has expired on any federal laws that might apply to the case. Despite the DOJ’s dissent, Civil Rights activists are ardently pushing […]

Alabama — Last summer, African-American man Worcy Crawford passed away at the age of 92. If you are unfamiliar with the name, you aren’t the only one. With his passing, a civil rights story of epic proportions went untold. When people think of buses and the civil rights era, they think of Rosa Parks. But […]

ATLANTA — Stanley Nelson writes for a small weekly newspaper in the Louisiana delta. For the past four years, he has been obsessed with one story: who threw gasoline into a rural shoe repair and dry goods shop in 1964 and started a fire that killed Frank Morris?

VIA WJLA: A new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is showcasing figures who played major roles in advancing civil rights. Photographs, paintings, sculptures and other items from the gallery’s permanent collection are featured in “The Struggle for Justice.” Among those depicted are abolitionist Frederick Douglass, suffragist Susan B. Anthony and civil rights leader […]