Civil Rights

The civil rights martyr was memorialized on the shore of the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi, near where his body was discovered in 1955.
Watch Elijah Cummings deliver an inspiration poem in his first floor speech to Congress in 1996
Steven Reed won the mayoral vote in the majority-Black city known as a flashpoint in the struggle for civil rights.
In the historic cradle of the civil rights movement, Black residents of North Birmingham, Alabama, now bear the burden in the fight against pollution.
Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports.
President Trump's been gaslighting the country on the subject of LGBTQ rights since his inauguration.
A photo recently circulated of three University of Mississippi students posing with guns beside a bullet-pocked sign honoring the lynching victim.
The former vice president addressed criticism from Sen. Kamala Harris during the Democratic primary debate.
Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before Congress in support of reparations for slavery.
In a letter shared exclusively with HuffPost, 34 organizations demand the state legislature support repealing the "walking while trans" ban.
The "Queen of Creole Cuisine" died surrounded by family.
The controversial legislation means LGBTQ people can face up to 14 years in prison if convicted of homosexual acts.
The civil rights icon helped organize a rally to support the congresswoman on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
The issue is whether Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, protects LGBTQ people from job discrimination.
For centuries, women have been using their words to educate and inspire — from Coretta Scott King’s tales from the frontlines
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The former secretary of state called for a “21st-century civil rights movement” to defend the franchise.
How does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
The president "finally said something honest at the National Prayer Breakfast," quipped one person.
The institute sparked outrage after it rescinded an award to the longtime civil rights activist, with speculation it was due to her activism for Palestinian rights.