Leading up to Barack Obama’s speech tonight at Invesco field in Denver, Gwen Ifill sits down with Jesse Jackson to discuss the democratic process and the role Barack Obama is playing in this election. Continue reading
Following a reprise of the documentary “Eyes on the Prize” that chronicled the civil rights movement in America, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, who was part of the movement and the narrator of the series, discusses the series’ significance after 20 years. Continue reading
The Justice Department’s voting rights chief apologized Tuesday for comments he made about minority voters, raising questions about civil rights and voting protections in the United States. Continue reading
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has become a representative voice to the Latino population, while working to improve the city’s education and transportation systems. The NewsHour reports on his leadership, challenges and critics. Continue reading
Authors Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Race Beat,” which examines the role of journalists in alerting the country to the problems of segregation and the civil rights movement. Continue reading
Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., appeared in Selma, Ala., on Sunday to commemorate the 1965 march for civil rights. A New York Times reporter discusses the event, the first time the candidates have appeared together in the 2008 presidential race. Continue reading
The Supreme Court has released the audio tapes of some of its highest profile hearings, granting the public unprecedented access to courtroom proceedings. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the sounds of the Supreme Court. Continue reading
On Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, NewsHour reports on the plans for a Washington memorial honoring the civil rights leader. Darryl Matthews, president of the group that originated the idea for the memorial, and Bonnie Fisher, a partner from the firm designing the memorial, discuss the plans.