| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The U.S. views itself as a nation progressing ever toward the ideals of justice and liberty. In many ways it's true.
The egregious violations of civil rights that kept so many from voting are sins of another era. Long gone are poll taxes and forcing...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is alleged to be one of the great intellects of conservative jurisprudence, but his comments during oral arguments over a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act displayed all the mental acuity of a third-tier...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Olen Burrage, a farmer and Ku Klux Klan member who owned the Mississippi land where the bullet-riddled bodies of three civil rights workers were found buried in the 1960s, has died. He was 82.
Burrage, who was acquitted on civil rights charges related...
| Aug 4, 2013
It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:23 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was right to tell the National Urban League last month that despite a Supreme Court ruling in July striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department will still seek to block Texas and other...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Monday on “The Daily Show,” John Oliver harshly condemned Southern Republicans for enacting strict new voting restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Following the controversial...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Prepare, America. Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington, the watershed event in 1963 that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Get ready for the televised memorials of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her long, slow flirtation with the 2016 presidential campaign Monday, delivering the first in a promised series of speeches on restoring faith in government and other institutions corroded by cynicism....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
DURHAM, N.C. -- Two lawsuits filed in federal court in North Carolina have challenged the state’s new voter ID law, claiming that some of its provisions infringe on voter rights and discriminate against minorities.
The suits were filed late Monday...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another.
I, a white Harvard graduate...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington is next week, and to commemorate the occasion, NBC News is planning to re-air the Aug. 25, 1963, edition of "Meet the Press," which featured King as the guest, on Sunday.