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Activist groups from across the US will meet in Abbeville on Friday and Saturday to hold a teach-in, unveil a historical marker and other events to mark the 100 year anniversary of Anthony Crawford's death.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will be in attendance.

To be sure, during the US civil rights struggle, at times Northern rabbis and Jewish students flocked to the South and stood shoulder to shoulder with black women and men who were bitten, battered and buried throughout Jim Crow which hung on, for dear ...
Federal election monitors will be gathering information to look for any instances of voter intimidation and fraud, says U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. She also encourages all Americans to vote in the "free ... Federal observers "watch the ...
A Mississippi woman is appealing a district court's ruling that her nearly 100-day incarceration in a county jail, without being offered bail or an attorney, did not violate her civil rights. The ruling, handed down by district judge Sharion Aycock ...

"Julian Bond worked tirelessly to ensure civil rights were extended to all Americans," Baucom said. "The Bond Professorship will help us attract the faculty talent we need to continue the civil rights education work that Julian Bond championed ...
The suggestion has alarmed civil rights advocates, raising concerns of voter intimidation and racial bias at the polls this November.
Writer Sam Kalidi recently posted a photo on twitter depicting an anti-LGBT decal right above a Trump 2016 sticker on an unidentified person's vehicle.
Donald Trump's candidacy has revealed a deep racism in American society that can certainly be interpreted as the making of a fascist movement, an icon of the black civil rights struggle says. Angela Davis was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives more ...
... the WNBA champion and activist; Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney; Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Damon Jerome Keith, the longest-serving judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth ...
"There's a quote: 'Death reflects life, it's not separate and apart,'" said Vincent deForest, a civil rights activist turned preservationist who has fought since the early 1970s to rescue Mount Zion. On a recent morning, to underscore the immortality ...
Back on the Streets: Many civil-rights Activists in the United States believe the police arbitration system, which is meant to hold law enforcement accountable for their infractions, is failing.
Surely Cummings Elementary fourth-grader Lakeytra Addison will long remember her moment with the South African leader, in Memphis to receive the National civil rights Museum's Freedom Award. ". . . The picture that shows his ..... 2:48 p.m. Wednesday ...
Yet as fatal shootings by police have inflamed a nationwide debate about race, bias, police and accountability, some civil rights activists and commentators have said the arbitration system has failed, too often allowing bad officers back on the force ...
Baltimore, United States - Marvin "Doc" Cheatham is on a mission. He has been sitting outside the ... His car is loaded with black and white posters of civil rights activists who changed the course of history in the 1960s and before. He brings them ...

Those attending the conference heard from civil rights activists and Historians. They also broke into groups to write legislation they hoped the U.S. Congress would one day pass. Filled with optimism after U.S. forces had defeated fascism in World war ...
Half of US adults recorded in police facial recognition databases, raising civil rights concerns. civil rights groups say there are no safeguards to ensure fair and responsible use of face recognition technology. By Hyacinth Mascarenhas. October 19 ...
Nearly one-third of Texas state lawmakers, along with candidates for the state legislature, pastors, and other anti-LGBT activists are saying the Supreme Court's 2015 Obergefell decision does not give legally-married same-sex couples who are government ...
The Maltz Museum of Jewish History's new exhibit, "This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the civil rights Movement," illustrates how grassroots organizations fought for civil rights in the 1960s. It will be on display in Beechwood through May 2017.
Cincinnati (AP) - The lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the state is being honored with an award recognizing people and organizations striving to live up to the ideals of the underground railroad ...
Daytona Beach lost one of its greatest icons and links to the past Friday night. Jimmy Huger - who had met three U.S. presidents, became one of the first black Marines during World War II, knew Martin Luther King Jr.
... civil rights activist and U.Va.'s first Roman Catholic priest, dies The Daily Progress Richmond Times-Dispatch. A dedicated civil rights activist who marched at Selma, Ala., and was the first Roman Catholic priest to serve the University of ...
"Never before have we had a presidential candidate as xenophobic and, my words, unhinged as Donald Trump, and never before have Latino voters have had as much power as we do now, although I think that some of us don't know that," said Moreno during a ...
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a $41.5 million civil rights lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters who charged that police used excessive force during 2014 demonstrations against Michael Brown's death, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 34,000 transgender people in the United States could face problems voting in next month's election because their ID cards do not match their gender, advocacy groups said, urging them to use a postal vote to ...
veteran civil rights activist Harry Belafonte credits the looming possibility of a Donald Trump presidency as the motivating force behind his two-day Many Rivers to Cross music festival hosted by his social justice nonprofit Sankofa.
Defense attorneys and civil rights activists have argued that this bill may lead to even more false convictions, like those of Brian banks and John Kinsel, who spent five and 16 years in prison, respectively, before their accusers recanted their ...
In another example of the Iranian Judiciary's lack of independence, an Appeals Court has upheld disproportionate prison sentences against four civil rights activists following pressure by the Revolutionary Guards, the activists told the International ...
Changing the face of conservatism in the U.S. ... In 1957, as Hendershot notes, he had written a controversial piece in The National Review, "Why the South Must Prevail," that was distinctly skeptical about the civil rights movement. ... in certain ...
Although he is no where near as famous as Cesar Chavez, Velasquez helped the civil rights activist organize many of the strikes that enabled Latino farm workers to obtain fair working rights.
Depending on how many people respond to two local progressive activist groups' calls for a Tuesday evening march on City Hall, the public comment period at Tuesday's Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting could last awhile.
Gloria Steinem talks to democratic supporters about why this year's general election is so important. Steinem talks to Democratic supporters in support of Hillary ...
authors of the landmark civil rights-era Coleman Report, a massive federal survey of U.S. educational inequality, concluded that if desegregation were to work anywhere in the Deep South, it would be in this town, an oasis of tolerance and pragmatic ...
Cusack, an outspoken critic of US militarism and lately civil rights activist, apparently makes the habit of regularly recording chats he has with Roy (and others), and he shares some of the transcribed political banter in this series of short essays ...
The U.S. must pivot from acknowledging the existence of police brutality against black people to enacting solutions, prominent Black Lives Matter activist and writer Shaun King said Friday in Little Rock. A more than yearlong stream of cellphone videos ...
ADC is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage.
Non-violent activist Iyad Burnat joins list of prominent Palestinians denied UK visas ... Dr. James Lawson, a leader in U.S. civil rights movement who participated in the Nashville Lunch Counter sit-ins of 1960 and whom the Rev. ... We are witnessing ...
And in the Arena, we debate the approach of the Black Lives Matter movement with activist and writer Shaun King and columnist and 1960s civil rights activist Barbara Reynolds. Headliner - The US election: Do third parties matter? With the US ...
(WSET) --civil rights activist Walter Fore Jr. passed away at the age of 77 at his Lynchburg home Friday morning. Fore lived with his wife Julia in Lynchburg and ... and retired after 38 years working there. He also served time in the United States ...
Ray Wood, president of UAW Local 14 and the Toledo-branch of the NAACP, addressed the crowd of union and community organizers, hyping them for a visit by civil rights leader Andrew Young, when a farm Labor Organizing Committee member said that, ...
Mrs. Hillary Clinton is our best hope for moving the U.S. Supreme Court out of the hands of right wing, anti-civil rights, anti-voting rights, anti-human rights judges. The next president will shape the U.S. Supreme Court for perhaps the next 50 years ...
This group of southeast Texans seek reparations from a prominent civil rights activist, Quanell X. ... "I'm seeing a federal indictment, a state indictment, I don't even care what kind of indictment it is, he needs to pay what he is doing to us," said ...
The 4,000-square-foot exhibit, which runs through May 14, 2017, features more than 150 black-and-white images by nine activist photographers who documented the clash between "institutionalized discrimination" and "determined resistance by activists and ...
This week, a civil rights group in North Carolina took a page out of Hillary Clinton's playbook and rejected the Trump campaign's aggressive demands to give him, a renowned racist and bigot, preferential treatment at the expense of the public.
Duke Energy is moving some coal ash at the Dan River plant in Eden by train to a Virginia landfill. The rest will be excavated and put in a new landfill on site.
This Atlantic article addressing apartheid's affect on South Africa's new generation is similar to how the Black Power and civil rights eras haunt young African American activists today. These politically and protest savvy millennials use slogans to ...
The 3:30 p.m. panel discussion reviews recent findings by the U.S. Department of Justice on the civil rights violations of black citizens in Ferguson, MO.
Carl Snowden is a longtime civil rights activist from Annapolis. Contact him ... Indeed, if it had not been for Mrs. Hamer, it is unlikely there would have been a President Barrack Obama in the White House or a Barbara A. Mikulski in the U.S. Senate ...


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