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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Do black presidents matter?

    How did it happen that the most significant black protest movement in decades, #blacklivesmatter, erupted during the tenure of the first black president? Civil rights organizer Bayard Rustin famously argued that, following the major victories of the...
  • Clinton deserves black vote

    Clinton deserves black vote
    Political pundits have wondered whether Hillary Clinton will enjoy the same enthusiastic support from the African-American community in her presidential bid that President Barack Obama received. Others have wondered whether she deserves it. After her...
  • Gene Collier: Remembering Ali-Liston as only one man can

    Over lunch, Roy McHugh mentioned how it's hard to remember 50 years ago, and even though he was speaking to a guy who can't always remember 50 minutes ago, we got through the meal with an achieved illumination. There are plenty of events worth...
  • 'Moral Monday' leader to outline plans for future protests

    The leader of the "Moral Monday" protests intends to use a speech Saturday to outline plans for the movement's future, including a mass march in July to coincide with a federal hearing about North Carolina's voter rights laws and intensive local...
  • Budget Denies Vital Services To People With Disabilities

    Budget Denies Vital Services To People With Disabilities
    Although the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has been around for some time, antidiscrimination law is not enough to help and protect this vulnerable population. Individuals and institutions continue to deny people with disabilities their civil...
  • DVD Review: 'Selma' Blu-ray gets things right

    DVD Review: 'Selma' Blu-ray gets things right
    In Ava DuVernay's look at the civil rights movement, circa 1965 — Oscar Best Picture nominee and deserved winner of numerous other awards — David Oyelowo gives a career-defining performance as Dr. Martin Luther King. The film is not so much...
  • Autry exhibit explores the West's influence on the Civil War

    Autry exhibit explores the West's influence on the Civil War
    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-...
  • A tribute to Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh

    A tribute to Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh
    It was October 1965. My friend David White, an Irish Catholic kid from Boston, and I, a black Catholic kid from many places, were having one of those earnest, post-midnight conversations that college kids have — I hope they still do — about...
  • 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...
  • Reporter hopes to ask Obama about race

    Bill Plante was 27 when he covered the Selma marches for CBS 50 years ago. Plante is now 77 and has returned to Selma for CBS. He also will interview President Barack Obama on Saturday in Selma about the marches that led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. ...
  • 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...