| May 21, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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...
| May 15, 2015
| 8:35 AM
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...
| May 18, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:06 PM
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...
| May 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| May 8, 2015
| 2:24 AM
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...
| May 1, 2015
| 7:51 PM
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-...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Apr 11, 2015
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.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 1:13 PM
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. ...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 10:15 AM
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...