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  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • ‘March’: Congressman reaches out to youth with civil rights comic

     
    Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
  • Remembering Dr. King through the eyes of someone who marched with him

    Remembering Dr. King through the eyes of someone who marched with him
    When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.was still fighting to make his "dream" a reality, Phillip Hunter, of Bel Air, was one of those who marched with him. Hunter was the guest speaker Monday, when Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Xi Delta Omega chapter, in...
  • Summer offers fusion of fun from festivals to food

    Summer offers fusion of fun from festivals to food
    It's the height of summer, so don't miss out on these family-friendly excursions: Philadelphia Global Fusion Festival: Journey to Philadelphia for one day of non-stop entertainment that celebrates bringing diverse communities together for a cultural...
  • The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix

    The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix
    Steven Wehner had overcome dyslexia, a stint in jail on drug charges and the loss of his repair shop on Martha's Vineyard. Living in the basement of his mother's Rodgers Forge home, he set his sights on his biggest challenge yet: Bringing an IndyCar...
  • Fred Shuttlesworth dies at 89; hard-charging civil rights figure

    The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often...
  • Morgan State exhibit celebrates university's role in the civil rights movement

    Morgan State exhibit celebrates university's role in the civil rights movement
    Julia Davidson-Randall knew she was likely to be arrested. But as the Morgan State junior's second day in a Baltimore jail bled into a third, she began to wonder what she had gotten herself into. "I honestly didn't know what was going to happen," she...
  • Liberal obsession with race is growing old

    Liberal obsession with race is growing old
    When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow? I was in the room when, during the Democratic National Convention, civil rights hero...
  • Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?

    Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?
    "Forward" is a perfectly appropriate slogan for progressives. Progress suggests forward or upward motion. That's why revolutionaries and radicals as well as liberal incrementalists have always embraced some derivation of the forward trope. So ingrained...