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John Lewis Dancing To Pharrell's 'Happy' Will Make YOU Happy

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has some serious moves. The Congressman breaks it down to Pharrell's "Happy" in a video posted to YouTube Wednesday night, ...

Can The Lessons of John Lewis Sustain the Modern Civil Rights Movement?

Thomas Alter | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Thomas Alter

How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.

Ryan J. Reilly

Bobby Jindal Gets A Much-Needed History Lesson

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice's public affairs staffers think Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) could use a history lesson on the civil rights...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Sparks All-Out Revolt Over Socially Conservative Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has now infuriated abortion rights advocates, civil rights leaders and Democratic lawmakers in his push to confir...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Under Fire From His Own Medal Of Freedom Recipients Over Georgia Judicial Picks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will start the new year with a fresh fight over judicial nominees, but this time, it's not Senate Republicans spa...

Shining Lights

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The human animal is, quite reasonably, afraid of the dark. When living in it, we seek light. In accepting the reality of Nelson Mandela's death, my sad heart is drawn to the light of hope he offers us all: history will be what we make of it.

The Hunt For The Most Racist Republican Is Over

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.24.2013 | Comedy

UPDATE: Don Yelton, the man who made racially insensitive comments on Wednesday's "Daily Show," has resigned his position as a GOP precinct captain up...

This Is What Happens When A Congressman Joins With Fast Food Workers

Upworthy | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis was part of the original Freedom Riders, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and has been a congressman for almost 30 years....

Sniping on the Mount

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network organized the 50th anniversary rally with the NAACP and others, is hardly dangerous, unless you are alarmed by his frequent defenses of President Obama from his weeknight perch at MSNBC.

What Was the America of 'I Have a Dream' All About?

Carl Pope | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Carl Pope

I was only 18, 50 years ago yesterday, when, against official advice warning of violence, a few of my friends and I trekked to the Lincoln Memorial from suburban Maryland for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Memories of the 'Dream' Speech and John Lewis

Murray Fromson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Murray Fromson

I missed Martin Luther King's stirring "I have A Dream" speech 50 years ago because my CBS News colleagues and I were covering the war in Vietnam. If King's speech resonated with the American people, it did not go far enough in the deep South.

Unreleased Remarks for 2013's March on Washington for Jobs, Freedom, and Justice

Jose Vilson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Jose Vilson

I salute everyone who, through broad coalition, came today to congregate at the Lincoln Memorial. As you seek the change, you too are the change.

John Lewis Delivers Impassioned Speech At March On Washington Anniversary

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Fifty years after serving as the youngest speaker at the 1963 March On Washington, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) had the honor to speak again. Lewis cond...

Jermaine Spradley

Here's What Became Of The Organizations That Organized The March On Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

On Sunday, August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to stake their claim for jobs and freedom in a tur...

Dr. King's Dream Includes LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

At the rally that preceded the march, speaker after speaker stood up and declared that the push for LGBT equality is a part of the broader civil rights movement.

The Connection Between The Civil Rights Movement And Immigration

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 10.26.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom. Now, as the crowds come together to ...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media

Welcome once again to another late summer edition of your Sunday Morning liveblog, where I watch a bunch of awful political shows so you do not have to.

LOOK: March On Washington's 50th Anniversary Honored

Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

On Saturday, thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther K...

50 Years After MLK, Marchers Gather Again In Washington

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next week, the nation's first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand n...

Lewis: 'I Gave A Little Blood On That Bridge In Selma, Alabama For The Right To Vote'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) urged the crowd at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday to fight for the Voting Rights Act in the wake of ...

John Lewis: 'We're Better People' 50 Years After March On Washington

Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March On Washington, discussed the continuing battle for civil rights on Friday, tel...

Celebrating Women's Equality Day and Continuing the Fight for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

As we celebrate Women's Equality Day and the anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, many Americans -- women and men, young and old, rich and poor alike -- still face barriers to voting.

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Summons a Painful History

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Politicians and commentators from across the ideological spectrum like to invoke the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. But it's too easy to breeze past the March's painful historical context.

March on Washington: John Lewis' Speech - Then and Now

Sonia Grant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Sonia Grant

The demands of the original march for 'Jobs and Freedom' remain pertinent and John Lewis could dust off his original speech and it would still sound fresh.

John Lewis Publishes Comic Book About Civil Rights Movement

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 10.13.2013 | Black Voices

In telling his life story in the pages of a graphic novel, U.S. Rep. John Lewis pays homage to a comic book that propelled him into the civil rights m...