America’s racial history “still casts its long shadow upon us,” the nation’s first black president said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized people against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities.
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and about 100 members of Congress are converging on Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.
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.
President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”
The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.
Oprah Winfrey and the rapper Common are joining President Barack Obama for a special screening of the film “Selma.”
January always marks a fresh new start to the year and with it, a plethora of new events, festivals, shows, and films worth checking out.
The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans’ votes haven’t stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.