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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie

    Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie
    As the uproar died down over the Hollywood comedy that depicted the fictitious assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, another movie came under fire for taking liberties with the truth. The film in question, "Selma," seemed to some critics...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service
    The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States. With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio,...
  • 'Selma' stars, including Oprah Winfrey, march in Alabama, honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, recalling one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights struggle. Their steps in tribute to King in...
  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
  • Selma March Pivotal Civil Rights Moment

    The 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., is a reminder of the critical role the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. played in American history. Dr. King, whose birth we celebrate today, was far from the only activist...
  • Oscars 2015: How 'American Sniper' leaped over 'Selma'

    "Selma" and "American Sniper" premiered at the AFI Fest on the same November night. Those standing in line outside the Egyptian Theatre for the 9 p.m. "Sniper" showing could hear the ovation from inside when "Selma" ended and the clapping continued long...
  • Why we honor MLK

    Why we honor MLK
    It's been half a century since hundreds of marchers, determined to secure southern blacks' right to vote, set off across the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma, Ala., on their way to the state capitol in Montgomery. The demonstrators intended to present...
  • Kids can see 'Selma' free at Frank Banko on Martin Luther King Day

    In honor of Martin Luther King Day, ArtsQuest is offering youth ages 17 and younger the opportunity to see the Oscar-nominated "Selma" for free at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem. Free screenings are at 12:...
  • Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?

    Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?
    I saw Selma this week. It's a powerful movie about the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's worth seeing, and certainly deserves better than what it got this week from that star-chamber Oscar nominating process of the Academy of Motion...
  • Program offers 10,000 students chance to see 'Selma' for free

    Starting Friday, up to 10,000 Chicago high school students have the opportunity to see the film "Selma" free at one of nine theaters in the area. The initiative, organized by the nonprofit After School Matters, kicks off this weekend just before Martin...