Civil Rights

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50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights To Civil Rights

Gays and lesbians are fighting for the same equal rights that African-Americans fought for decades ago, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama.

03/06/2015

President Obama Speaking

Obama Focusing On Civil Rights Struggles This Week

For President Barack Obama, it’s a week to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present.

03/02/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

The Newseum in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Newseum to Display Items from Ferguson Protests

The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as an extension of the Washington museum’s exhibit about civil rights.

12/18/2014

Protestors display signs outside the White House November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC  following the announcement that the white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo credit: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

12/08/2014

Empty Classroom

Civil Rights Pioneer: ‘We All Know There Are Schools Being Segregated Again’

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

11/14/2014

Former Assistant Attorney General John Doar recieves the  Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 29, 2012. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

John Doar, Ex-DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies At 92

As the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division, Doar challenged discriminatory policies in Southern states that curtailed minority access to the voting booth and state universities.

11/11/2014

File photo of the Supreme Court building. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

The 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.

10/03/2014

President Barack Obama applauds after unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks during an unveiling in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill February 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Rosa Parks’ Archive Heads to Library of Congress

Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.

09/10/2014

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Holder Promises Brown Family Full Civil Rights Investigation Of Teen’s Death

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation of his death.

08/14/2014

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