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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 on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (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

Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP: Baltimore Convention Not a Done Deal

The NAACP says the site of its 2016 national convention, reported to be Baltimore, has not yet been selected.

08/01/2014

Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP to Hold National Convention in Baltimore

The NAACP says it will hold its 2016 national convention in Baltimore.

07/23/2014

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Civil Rights Film Festival Opens This Week in D.C.

A civil rights film festival is hosting free screenings this week in Washington, following stops in Atlanta and New York City.

07/22/2014

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”  (credit: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: Gay Rights ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day’

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”

06/26/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 21: A black student, Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson surrounded by white fellows and others black students, 21 May 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington, where for the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision which outlaws segregation in state schools is applied. (Photo credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Brown v. Board of Education Decision Turns 60 This Week

This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most important civil rights cases in the history of the U.S., the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared the establishment of separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.

05/14/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library on April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas, as he attends a Civil Rights Summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

04/10/2014

Hundreds of people rallied outside the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis on Monday night. (Photo by Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Hundreds Rally For Worker Rights Outside Md. Statehouse

A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night.

02/24/2014

File photo of suspect arrested. (credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Restoration of Felons’ Rights in Va. Rising

The number of felons that have had their rights restored under a new streamlined system that was put in place this past summer has grown to 1,577.

10/17/2013

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