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Civil Rights History

Remembering Slain Civil Rights Workers, 50 Years Later

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Fifty years later we must make a sacred pledge to honor this legacy by recommitting ourselves to those ideals that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner lost their lives on behalf of all of us who are alive today.

Google Recognizes Incredible American Heroine

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices

In this search-engine dominated era of the internet, and more often than we might like to admit, people have come to expect and count on the Google ho...

Gay Civil Rights Leader To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — Months before Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washin...

Obama Awards Bayard Rustin -- the Man Behind the March -- the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Honoring Rustin with the Medal of Freedom tells us something about how far America has come as a nation in the past 50 years. After all, he had four strikes against him. He was a pacifist, a radical, black and gay. Controversy surrounded him all his life.

Your Friday Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Welcome back for another installment of randomness. Feel free to offer your own reading suggestions in the comments.

Jason Cherkis

Tea Party's Favorite Historian Claims Expertise In Black History

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- David Barton, the Republican establishment’s favorite amateur historian, claims in tax records reviewed by HuffPost to be something of...

King's Early White Ally Still Fights For 'Beloved Community'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kim Lawton Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly MONTGOMERY, Ala. (RNS) The social revolution led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was forged in and g...

Man Pleads Guilty To Slaying That Sparked Selma March

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ala. — A former state trooper took a plea deal Monday in the 1965 slaying of a black man that prompted the "Bloody Sunday" march at Selm...