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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • '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...
  • 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

    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...
  • David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay show a very human Dr. King in 'Selma'

    David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay show a very human Dr. King in 'Selma'
    Three years passed between David Oyelowo reading the script for “Selma” and being cast in the starring role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Another four went by before the movie was made. But the now-38-year-old English actor never lost track of...
  • Taking the Kids -- and teaching them about civil rights at our national monuments

    Taking the Kids -- and teaching them about civil rights at our national monuments
    Let's hear it for teachable moments. I especially love the ones outside of school, and even better school age, if they occur spontaneously. Well, sometimes they may need a little help. Next month, of course, is Black History Month and in school kids are...
  • Jan. 14 Letters: Cartoonists killed

    It's up to us In September 1963, a bomb ripped through the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Sadly, four young angels were called home that morning. Outrage and condemnation circled the globe. Many historians cite this event as the seminal...
  • Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer

    Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer
    In the mid-1960s, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a series of laws that came to be known as the Great Society, which set in motion the most transformative period of social change of the last half-century and delivered on many...
  • Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie

    WASHINGTON -- 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...