Civil Rights

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced an investigation into whether the Arizona city and its police department have violated civil rights laws.
Rev. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign is leading a 27-mile, multiday march against voter suppression, urging Congress to take action on voting rights.
Moses was central to the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in which hundreds of students went to the South to register voters.
Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he wants the state legislature to include the issue in its July 8 special session, despite the bill already failing to pass.
The civil rights activists say the two senators are "threatening our democracy."
The White House has named nominees for the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board, which will reexamine unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era.
Activists left a meeting with the pivotal West Virginia Democrat knowing they need to do more to persuade him.
Clarke will be the first woman, and first Black woman, to run the powerful division created in 1957. Every Republican but one voted against her.
"I still see Black men being shot, Black bodies lying in the street," said 107-year-old Viola Fletcher, who testified along with two other survivors of the 1921 attack.
Years of white rage over nonwhite attempts to vote have given Black progressives an incomparable view of right-wing extremism and the nation’s ability to reject it.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, the vice president takes a seat Rosa Parks once occupied after the counter became part of a civil rights museum.
More than 80 former officials are supporting the nomination of Kristen Clarke, a longtime civil rights lawyer who would be the first woman confirmed to the job.
Sen. Mitch McConnell falsely claimed that the filibuster had “no racial history at all.”
The Senate minority leader was schooled on the history of the filibuster.
Activists to remember the late John Lewis, Joseph Lowery, C.T. Vivian and Bruce Boynton at a virtual commemoration of the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
His role as a Washington insider took him all the way to the White House, where he was a close friend and adviser to President Bill Clinton.
A former undercover police officer left a note alleging that he assisted the NYPD and FBI in the murder of Malcolm X.
Deborah Archer will be the ACLU’s eighth president since 1920.
War-like imagery is spreading in Republican circles post-Capitol riot. Democrats believe isn't an accident.
Directed by Lee Daniels, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" focuses on the jazz legend's civil rights activism. It's due out Feb. 26.