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Selma to Montgomery

Slain Civil Rights Activist To Receive Posthumous Degree

AP | Corey Williams | Posted 03.21.2015 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) -- For 24 years, a stone marker has stood along U.S. 80 in Alabama's Lowndes County, near the spot where Viola Gregg Liuzzo was fatally s...

A President's Speech, A Fraternity's Rant

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There was Oklahoma. But then there's Selma...

Activists Set Out To Retrace Selma-To-Montgomery March

Kim Chandler | Associated Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Black Voices

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Dozens of marchers set out across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge Monday with plans to walk to the Alabama Capitol, saying the voting...

Across the Selma Bridge... The Road Ahead

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.09.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Yes, we crossed the bridge half a century ago, and we crossed it again in a reenactment with the president this weekend, but 50 years from now at the 100th anniversary, we will be judged not by whether we brought a Black president to the bridge.

John Lewis Shares Memories From Selma In This Incredible Series Of Tweets

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

Congressman John Lewis was a young man when he marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 -- and fifty years later,...

Distance Is No Big Deal For These Citizens Traveling To Selma This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday; the pinnacle of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Selma to Montgomery march in Alabama, and an iconic d...

John Lewis Says The Scars From Selma Are Still Visible

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) says he still bears the physical scars from his involvement in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 50 ...

The Beautiful Moment Selma Marchers Shared In Jail With MLK

OWN | Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

Fifty years ago, in 1965, close friends Ethel Carrington Archibald and Shirley Morris Robertson became a part of history. The women were just 19 y...

The Comparisons Between Ferguson And Selma Are Too Similar To Ignore

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices

They only lasted minutes, but the images of the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, on television permanently seared the inhumanity o...

Photographs Of The Freedom Journey In 1965 Illuminate The Past's Connection To The Present

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts

Stephen Somerstein is a retired physicist who spent many years working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. But long before he devote...

Dr. Martin Luther King's Politics Are as Relevant as Ever

Morris Dees | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Morris Dees

Dr. King's speech at the conclusion of the Selma march is remembered for its soaring rhetoric, for King's declaration that segregation was on its deathbed and for his unshakeable belief that the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

How A Potentially Mortifying Grocery Store Interaction Changed One Child's Life

OWN | Posted 01.08.2015 | OWN

For the first several years of her life, Julia O'Driscoll had never seen, much less interacted with, anyone who wasn't Caucasian like her. It was the ...

Alabama Prepares For Major Civil Rights Anniversary

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is a year away, and both cities are making plans to draw...

Will Mississippi Choose the Higher Road or Follow Down a Misguided Path?

Elena Lacayo | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Elena Lacayo

We need to stand strong with our brothers and sisters and show Alabama, Mississippi, and every other state that Americans will not stand for laws that trample on liberty and justice for all.

A Complete Investigation is Vital for Justice in Trayvon Martin Case

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

We urge an exhaustive look into what actually happened and who needs to be held accountable--including George Zimmerman, as well as law enforcement--for that tragic night.

This Week in Blackness: The March You should've heard about...

Elon James White | Posted 05.13.2012 | Black Voices
Elon James White

Last week I had the opportunity to cover the #SELMA2012 march. I found it interesting that so many people I spoke to were completely unaware of the historic retread of the Selma to Montgomery march of 1965. Outside of a small select group of media outlets, the march went largely ignored by mainstream media.