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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Commentary: Supporters of gay rights should avoid the GOP

    In 1854 residents of Ripon, Ill., helped form the Republican Party. They were abolitionists who stood squarely for civil rights in an era when many people lived in slavery. The Grand Old Party championed the rights of slaves and women.
  • Jacksonville man was in iconic photo from Selma march

    Selma, Ala., 50 years ago: Running from the billy clubs and tear gas, he saw her through the fleeing crowd, lying on the ground. A middle-aged woman, struck down by a state trooper's club. Not moving. Dead? he wondered. The troopers had struck him a...

    Was 1965 music's greatest year ever?

    Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded America. Next year, 50th-anniversary journalism will see to it that the miniskirt and "Star Trek"...

    Civil War Victory Brought Dancing To Streets Of Hartford

    Civil War Victory Brought Dancing To Streets Of Hartford
    It's an understatement to say that the people of Hartford were ready to celebrate when they got the news by telegraph late on April 9, 1865, that Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox...

    When on one says 'Stop," racism and bigotry thrive

    What's changed in the 50 years between Bloody Sunday in Selma and the unfolding stories of racial harassment and police misconduct in Ferguson, San Francisco, New York and, last week, Fort Lauderdale? Some say, "Nothing." I say, "Quite a lot." As a...