Civil Rights | Washington Week

Washington Week

Award-winning reporting and analysis

Civil Rights

Web Clip

America After Ferguson

September 26, 2014
Gwen Ifill moderates a conversation about race in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. This special town hall explores the different viewpoints people have on race and justice across America.
Attorney General Eric Holder
Essential Reads

Justice Department to Investigate Ferguson, Missouri, Police

September 4, 2014
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Justice Department intends to launch a civil rights investigation of the entire Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department, according to administration officials.
Essential Reads

Medal of Honor for a Civil War Hero 150 Years in the Grave

August 28, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
He went off to fight, telling a cousin that “I may never return” but “I will gain a name in this war.” First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing proved right on both counts. He did not return, and now, after an epic delay notable even in a town famed for taking its time, his name will at long last be honored at the White House.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

After funeral, how does Ferguson begin repair?

August 26, 2014
While mourners lay Michael Brown to rest, the meaning and impact of the death of the unarmed African-American teenager continues to provoke discourse around the nation. For insight on the debate over criminal justice and race, Gwen Ifill talks to Rev. Starsky Wilson of St...
Essential Reads

How Should Ferguson Move Forward?

August 25, 2014
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Rep. Lacy Clay, ABC News' Pierre Thomas and former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly, on step to reform after unrest in Ferguson.

ISIL Executes Journalist James Foley; Eric Holder In Ferguson & Rick Perry Indicted

August 22, 2014
The ISIL threat and President Obama's response following the execution of journalist James Foley; Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson, Plus, the felony indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; Indira...
Essential Reads

Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

August 21, 2014
Carrie Johnson | NPR
The nation's top law enforcement officer traveled to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday to wrap his arms around a community in pain.
Essential Reads

Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

August 20, 2014
Carrie Johnson | NPR
Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.
Subscribe to Civil Rights