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  • Modern civil rights movement expands on classic methods

    Modern civil rights movement expands on classic methods
    As black Americans erupted in protest across the country last year, the St. Louis rapper Tef Poe told fellow activists: "This ain't your grandparents' civil rights movement." That's true. Today's movement is a complex machine whose work extends far...
  • Text of Obama's remark at Selma anniversary commemoration

    Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, as provided by the White House: ___ It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to...
  • 5 things about the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches

    This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a civil rights march in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. On March 7, 1965, marchers were walking from Selma to the...
  • 'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students

    'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students
    At 91, Betty Ryan doesn't glamorize her decision to travel in 1965 to Selma, Ala., answering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for support at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement. "It just seemed like the right thing to do, the right place to...
  • Connecticut panel honors 50th anniversary of Selma march

    Connecticut's Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is taking up a resolution to honor the 50th anniversary of the march for black voting rights in Selma, Alabama. The panel says it will act on the resolution at a meeting Wednesday. It was 50...
  • Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. arrives in Selma

    The daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr. is in Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march. Bernice King says it's important for her to be at the anniversary commemoration. She says the struggle for civil...
  • Rep. John Lewis asks crowd in Selma to build on legacy

    Fifty years after being beaten by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, U.S. Rep. John Lewis told a crowd gathered there to build on the legacy of the civil rights movement and to stand up for what they believe in. Thousands are gathered in Selma, Alabama,...
  • Obama's Selma speech: 'Our march is not yet finished'

    Obama's Selma speech: 'Our march is not yet finished'
    This is a transcript of President Obama's remarks as delivered on the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday' march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Audience:  We love you, President Obama! The President:  Well, you know I love you back. ...
  • Remembering Selma 50 years later

    It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South. 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr.'s...
  • 50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial

    50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial
    The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil-rights march couldn't be better. As the nation continues to grapple with problems associated with race, excessive force by police and the vote, there may be no better time to pause for a national...
  • March 7 Letters: City Farm, Sweet Briar College, Keystone pipeline

    The best option Regarding comments made in the Feb. 28 letter ("Troubling events"), I would agree. Newport News City Manager James Bourey is definitely making sure areas designated for the 2015 March Marathon are getting extreme makeovers. I'm waiting to...