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Fight over future of library that sparked civil rights ideas

By Travis Loller, Associated Press A library where Rosa Parks, John Lewis and other civil rights leaders forged strategies that would change the world is...

Civil Rights Champion Fred Gray Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Joe Biden yesterday awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to Fred Gray, the courageous and tireless Montgomery lawyer who represented Rosa Parks and...
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What Kwanzaa means for Black Americans

Kwanzaa celebrations. Black Hour, CC BY-NC Frank Dobson, Vanderbilt University On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will...

Homer Plessy, key to ‘separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press A Louisiana board on Friday voted to pardon Homer Plessy, whose decision to sit in a “whites-only" railroad car to...
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Bid Considered to Wipe Alabama Arrest Records of King, Parks

By Jay Reeves, Associated Press The quest by a civil rights pioneer to have her arrest record wiped clean after nearly 70 years after she...