civil rights movement

Wendell Pierce and David Simon attend the Museum of the Moving Image presentation of HBO's "The Wire."  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Writers, ‘Wire’ Creator to Discuss HBO Civil Rights Series

The creator of TV’s “The Wire” is joining historian Taylor Branch and other writers in Baltimore to discuss their upcoming HBO miniseries chronicling the civil rights movement.


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Gore Compares Fight Against Climate Change To Civil Rights Movement

Former Vice President Al Gore compared the civil rights movement to the fight against climate change while speaking to graduates at Princeton University on class day.


Oprah: Trayvon Martin Death ‘Same Thing’ As Torture, Murder Of Emmett Till

During an interview promoting her new movie, “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey stated that Trayvon Martin’s death was the “same thing” as the torture and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, which helped ignite the civil rights movement across the country.