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Today, John Lewis Stood Up For Human Dignity Once Again

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Today's protest in the House of Representatives just might mark the beginning of the end of the gun industry's grip on American life and liberty.

Don't Give Away Your Power on April 7

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 05.23.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.

Igor Bobic

Barack Obama Marks 50th Anniversary Of 'Bloody Sunday' With Powerful Speech In Selma

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama joined nearly 100 members of Congress in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" ...

Remembering The Four People Of Faith Who Died On The Road From Selma

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 03.07.2015 | Religion

(RNS) They were just four of the thousands of Americans who came to Selma 50 years ago, heeding the call of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for people...

One Selma Woman's Disturbing Story About The Aftermath Of Bloody Sunday

OWN | Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

Having grown up in Selma, Ala., in the '50s and '60s, friends Ethel Carrington Archibald and Shirley Morris Robertson know firsthand what it was like ...

Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

Saturday marks 50 years since "Bloody Sunday" -- the day peaceful demonstrators campaigning for civil rights were attacked by Alabama state troopers -...

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

For the first time ever, an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices of color and our allies came together, creating the paradigm of how future discussions should take place.

What Selma Taught This Southern Boy about the Mind of White Privilege

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

It's true that I've never overtly consciously discriminated against anyone, but it's still just as true that I've benefited from a system that oppressed and continues to oppress people of color to this very day.

My Dad Was in Selma: What Can His Grandchildren Learn From That?

Kim Douglass Marin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Douglass Marin

My dad was a seminary student at Yale Divinity School when the first of three Selma-to-Montgomery marches took place, in 1965. The marches led to the passage later that year of the Voting Rights Act. But a lot of blood was shed in the process.

What 'Selma' Can Teach in the Classroom

Mia Toschi | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

On a day terrorists attacked the soul and city of Paris, more than 500 educators came together on a bitterly, cold night in New York City for a private screening of the film Selma. Some traveled for more than 100 miles to watch the film and discuss "hope" and "healing."

The Other Berlin Wall -- and What It Can Teach Us Today

Robert F. Darden | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Robert F. Darden

Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. Fifty years ago, a small band of freedom fighters in Selma, Alabama, were being attacked on all sides and simply couldn't spare energy to worry about events in Europe... or anywhere else.

Why 'We're Not About to Turn Around': Honoring Martin Luther King's Fight for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.

What These Tourists Found In Selma May Disturb You

www.esquire.com | Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices

This summer I took my kids on a driving tour of the United States. Along the way we visited quite a few National Historic Sites from Gettysburg, to Fo...

Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall Redefined 'We the People.'

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

They say speeches don't create change. THEY are wrong. Barack Obama's inaugural address lifted up a nation that has been downcast, instead of looking up at the one sky above us.

Back to the Future: All Roads Lead to Selma, Alabama

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Today, when voter ID laws have crept into dozens of states, and one of the toughest and most reprehensible anti-immigration bills passed in Alabama, we will gather once again in the deep South and march.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.