civil rights

Dr. Dorothy Height was honored with a ‘historical highway marker’ in the Richmond Blackwell area on March 24, 2019. Dr. Dorothy Height was considered the “grande dame” of the civil rights era.  She was an American administrator, educator, and social activist.  She also served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty […]

COINTELPRO, short of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program, was created by former director J. Edgar Hoover as a means to spy on and disrupt anti-American interests in the nation. The program’s invasive reach was ended on this day in 1976 after the release of the so-called “Levi Guidelines” from former Attorney General Edward H. Levi. Levi, […]

Civil rights leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss their concerns about the DOJ's direction.

Cartoonist Glenn McCoy who caught heat Tuesday for depicting U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as Ruby Bridges -- the African-American girl in Norman Rockwell's southern school desegregation painting "The Problem We All Live With" -- explained his controversial decision Wednesday.

A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.

Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]

Civil rights activists fear the outcome of a DOJ probe into Freddie Gray’s case under the Trump administration.

He says Rep. Lewis should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district.”

President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the suburb of Eastpointe, Michigan alleging that the city has kept Black residents from having an equal opportunity to elect city council members of their choice.

Federal officials conclude that closing and reducing services in driver license's centers in Alabama violates civil rights, reaching an agreement Wednesday with the state law enforcement agency to ensure "that all Alabama residents have access to driver licensing programs, regardless of race, color or national origin."

Civil rights leaders including Andrew Young, C.T. Vivian and Xernona Clayton talked with several University of Alabama and University of Washington football players about continuing the fight for progress and overcoming racial divides during a discussion at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday night.