Fifty-five years ago, thousands of African-American children walked out of their schools and began a peaceful march in Birmingham, Alabama, to protest segregation. They were met with attack dogs and water hoses. For a new generation of students, traveling to…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement that the move violated a new law that prohibits local officials from removing historical structures, including Confederate monuments, that are more than 40 years old.
By Joshua Barajas
Last September, a federal court in Alabama ruled that the disciplinary practices used by the Birmingham Police Department toward high school students were unconstitutional. The police department’s appeal will be heard next month. Ebony Howard, the lawyer who filed the…
By PBS NewsHour
Remembering Civil Rights figures on the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham bombing.
Jeffrey Brown takes a look at a new exhibit exploring the Civil Rights movement through photographs, including some that have never been seen before, and finds the stories behind the powerful images.
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.
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