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Hillary Clinton, Top Democrats Rally For Voting Rights On Anniversary Of Selma March
The former secretary of state called for a “21st-century civil rights movement” to defend the franchise.
A Reminder That People Have Been Beaten And Killed So You Can Vote
Whatever your excuse for not voting is, odds are high it's a bad one.
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Rep. John Lewis 'Resting Comfortably' After Hospitalization
Lewis played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
50 Miles More
Wisconsin Students Marching Over 50 Miles To Paul Ryan's Hometown For Gun Reform
The four-day trek is inspired by the MLK-led civil rights march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965.
FROM SELMA TO STONEWALL: ARE WE THERE YET
It's All Connected: Looking Back At Selma, Stonewall And Beyond
Director of the documentary FROM SELMA TO STONEWALL: ARE WE TH...
The standoff is still emblazoned in my mind.
Viola Liuzzo Was A Mother To Many, Both Before She Was Killed And In Her Death
Kyoto Walker: HuffPost Contributor
The Civil Rights activist employed her passion and love in the quest toward Black freedom.
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The Fight For Civil Rights Is Far From Over
Director; Professor, University of California at Berkeley Grad...
Amid discussion of renewed rights activism, you may ask whether we’ll need to fight these fights all over again.
John Lewis Wouldn’t Invite Donald Trump To Visit Selma With Him
The congressman said it would also be “almost impossible” for him to work with the president-elect.
Today, John Lewis Stood Up For Human Dignity Once Again
Today's protest in the House of Representatives just might mark the beginning of the end of the gun industry's grip on American life and liberty.
Don't Give Away Your Power On April 7
Andrea L. Zopp
From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.
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Barack Obama Marks 50th Anniversary Of 'Bloody Sunday' With Powerful Speech In Selma
"What is our excuse today for not voting? How do we so casually discard the right for which so many fought? How do we so
Remembering The Four People Of Faith Who Died On The Road From Selma
By Religion News Service, Religion News Service
(RNS) They were just four of the thousands of Americans who came to Selma 50 years ago, heeding the call of the Rev. Martin
Selma Residents Recall The Violence And Dangers Lurking In Their Neighborhood In 1965 (VIDEO)
"I saw an out, with just enough room between the bumper-to-bumper cars. There was an opening," she says. "I slid through
New Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge
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Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on
Monroe’s a religion columnist, weekly commentator on Boston Pu...
For the first time ever, an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices of color and our allies came together, creating the paradigm of how future discussions should take place.
Taught This Southern Boy about the Mind of White Privilege
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree
Executive coach who helps inspiring online leaders become trul...
It's true that I've never overtly consciously discriminated against anyone, but it's still just as true that I've benefited from a system that oppressed and continues to oppress people of color to this very day.
My Dad Was in Selma: What Can His Grandchildren Learn From That?
Kim Douglass Marin
Writer, Editor, Mom
My dad was a seminary student at Yale Divinity School when the first of three Selma-to-Montgomery marches took place, in 1965. The marches led to the passage later that year of the Voting Rights Act. But a lot of blood was shed in the process.
What 'Selma' Can Teach in the Classroom
On a day terrorists attacked the soul and city of Paris, more than 500 educators came together on a bitterly, cold night in New York City for a private screening of the film
. Some traveled for more than 100 miles to watch the film and discuss "hope" and "healing."
The Other Berlin Wall -- and What It Can Teach Us Today
Robert F. Darden
Professor of Journalism and New Media at Baylor University and...
Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. Fifty years ago, a small band of freedom fighters in Selma, Alabama, were being attacked on all sides and simply couldn't spare energy to worry about events in Europe... or anywhere else.
Why 'We're Not About to Turn Around': Honoring Martin Luther King's Fight for Voting Rights
President, League of Women Voters of the United States
The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.
Selma Montgomery Historic Trail - What We Found In Selma
This summer I took my kids on a driving tour of the United States. Along the way we visited quite a few National Historic
Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall Redefined 'We the People.'
Madeleine M. Kunin
First Female Governor of Vermont; Marsh Scholar, University of...
They say speeches don't create change. THEY are wrong. Barack Obama's inaugural address lifted up a nation that has been downcast, instead of looking up at the one sky above us.
Back to the Future: All Roads Lead to Selma, Alabama
Rev. Al Sharpton
President and Founder, National Action Network
Today, when voter ID laws have crept into dozens of states, and one of the toughest and most reprehensible anti-immigration bills passed in Alabama, we will gather once again in the deep South and march.
Barack Obama and the American Dream
Founder of NOMADS Magazine, Photographer, Author
The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.
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