| Jun 18, 2015
Civil rights and voting rights activists will hold a rally in Roanoke to mark the second anniversary of a Supreme Court ruling that dismantled a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
The event is set for June 25 at Elmwood Park. Organizers say...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 12:47 PM
Boisy Waiters left a legacy of low-income housing and increased voter registration in Dania Beach, which in his time was simply called Dania.
He also became the first black elected official in Broward County when he won a seat on the Dania City...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 10:21 AM
Ric Hughen said signs of his daughter Rachael Hughen's determination and drive to push herself were present since her kindergarten days.
"Literally the signs were there in kindergarten," he said. "I remember when she was a little kid in kindergarten and...
| Jun 5, 2015
Alabama's 2015 legislative session ended with Gov. Robert Bentley vetoing the general fund budget and pledging to bring lawmakers back into special session. Here's a look at what passed and failed this session:
| 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.
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 15, 2015
| 5:00 AM
In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door.
It happened at the University of Alabama, where two African-American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, were attempting to register. In facing down three federal...