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  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.
  • LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."...

    Carl P. Leubsdorf: LBJ was a hero of Selma, too

    President Barack Obama will commemorate some real heroes this weekend in Selma, Ala. the African-American citizens and their white supporters who risked life and limb a half-century ago to achieve their constitutional right to vote. And as Georgia Rep....

    For Gary mayor, vacant buildings full of promise

    For Gary mayor, vacant buildings full of promise
    Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson knows precisely how many buildings are vacant in her city: 6,902, or about 21 percent. She knows how many buildings are "blighted" and in visible need of repair. That's 12,394, or 37 percent. She can show you exactly...

    '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...