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Freedom Riders’ 1947 Convictions Vacated in North Carolina

Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three other men who were sentenced to work on a chain gang in North Carolina after they...

Jackson’s speech highlights US race struggles, progress

"In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States." By Aaron Morrison, Associated Press With...

Black Pastors Rally Outside Trial Over Arbery’s killing

Hundreds of pastors both rallied and prayed Thursday, November 18, outside the trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery,...

Civil Rights Pioneer Seeks Expungement of ’55 Arrest Record

By Jay Reeves, Associated Press Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to move to the back...

Warnock and Ossoff Wins in Georgia Have Biden and Democrats Feeling ‘Peachy’

Following a near-decade war against the Voting Rights Act and the undisputable suppression of hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of African American Democratic votes, Republicans lost the White House and the Senate, in large part, because traditionally red states like Georgia flipped.