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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. The Great...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march

    Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march
    When Angelia Hall, of Aurora, got an email in late January offering a free bus ride from Chicago to Selma, Alabama, to mark an historic civil rights event this weekend, she signed up right away. It was a good thing she did, because the next day, the bus...
  • Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished'

    Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished'
    Standing before the landmark Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate a historic moment in the civil rights movement, President Obama on Saturday called upon Americans to acknowledge progress the nation has made in easing racial tensions but remain vigilant...
  • Faith and Values: The importance of talking about religious differences

    Faith and Values: The importance of talking about religious differences
    The Protestant theologian, Paul Tillich, used to say that theology is the work of understanding our religious situation. Our religious situation today is complex, and one of the most important reasons for that complexity are the many and diverse...
  • Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan

    Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan
    The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence...
  • High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review

    A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting...
  • 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...
  • Wisconsin voter-ID law stands as U.S. high court rejects appeal

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Wisconsin to implement a voter-identification law that opponents say is one of the strictest in the nation. Rejecting an appeal by civil rights groups, the justices Monday gave a victory to...