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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Expansion and the fight for America

    Expansion and the fight for America
    Historians and Civil War buffs have long considered the conflict’s activity in the western states as a distant sideshow to the momentous battles in the East. A new exhibition at the Autry National Center goes a long way in bringing the 19th-century issues and battles around slavery in the western region into sharp focus.
  • 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"...

    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. The Great...

    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...

    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...