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Demonstrators Converge on D.C. to Commemorate Civil Rights Anniversary

On a march from the National Mall to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Saturday, tens of thousands of people honored the work of those who marched on Washington, D.C., 50 years ago in the struggle for civil rights and pledged that the goal “included equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled,” The Associated Press reports.

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 READ MORE



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The Dream Did Not Come Free

We forget that the majestically peaceful assemblage that moved a nation came in the wake of brutal resistance to civil rights and equality. And that there would be more to come.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE


Rep. John Lewis Schools Rush Limbaugh on Civil Rights Movement

Rush Limbaugh asked on his radio program Friday, “If a lot of African-Americans back in the ’60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?”

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 READ MORE


The Struggle to Protect the Vote

Sixteen states have passed laws that could restrict the right of people of color to cast their ballot by requiring that voters at the polls show photo ID, which some may lack or find difficult to obtain. “Democracy Now!” spends an hour discussing the issue with 13-term Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a key figure of the civil rights movement.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Rangel Defends His Honor in House Hearing (Video)

By the time Rep. Jo Bonner, the top-ranking Republican on the House ethics committee, was halfway through his commentary about the alleged wrongdoings of veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel (above), it was clear that what was at stake was ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 READ MORE


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