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He's Perhaps Not Their First Choice, But Top Civil Rights Groups Praise Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two prominent civil rights organizations just released their evaluations of Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland’s record this ...

Eric Holder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award For His Civil Rights Work

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 64, received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Equal Justice Award Dinner Wed...

From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Sam Stein

Palin Legal Defense Fund Launched, Supporters Drawn To Her Maternal Instinct [UPDATED] | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Andy Barr's reporting indicates that the outside Palin "legal fund" may actually be a fraud to raise money for a separate activist group using...