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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Justice Department report on Ferguson a lesson to police across America

    Justice Department report on Ferguson a lesson to police across America
    The U.S. Justice Department's investigation of Ferguson, Mo., offers plenty to hate for both sides of this dispute, which means there's also plenty for everybody to learn. Seven months after the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by...
  • Sen. Whitehouse commemorates march in Selma, Alabama

    U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is traveling to Selma, Alabama, this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of a series of civil rights marches, including one that became known as "Bloody Sunday." The Rhode Island Democrat will attend a Saturday morning...
  • Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system

    Racial discrimination from police in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday as he called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights. "It turns out they weren't just making...
  • Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. arrives in Selma

    The daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr. is in Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march. Bernice King says it's important for her to be at the anniversary commemoration. She says the struggle for civil...
  • Obama signs law honoring civil rights marchers

    Participants in three civil rights marches a half century ago are being recognized with Congressional Gold Medals, the highest honor awarded by Congress. President Barack Obama signed legislation awarding the medals into law Saturday as he flew to Selma,...
  • Remembering Selma 50 years later

    It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South. 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr.'s...
  • 50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial

    50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial
    The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil-rights march couldn't be better. As the nation continues to grapple with problems associated with race, excessive force by police and the vote, there may be no better time to pause for a national...
  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. The images were televised and captured in photographs: Police tear-gassed...
  • AP WAS THERE: 50 years ago, MLK led civil rights marches

    EDITOR'S NOTE In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led several attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery as part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement. The protesters encountered violent opposition from authorities and segregationists. But with federal...
  • Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

    In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before. The images were...
  • Problems remain as we remember Selma march

    Problems remain as we remember Selma march
    The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march couldn't be better. As the nation continues to grapple with problems associated with race, excessive force by police and the vote, there may be no better time to pause for a national...