Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation, known as the CROWN Act, aiming to establish legal protections for hair textures and styles tied to racial identity.
By Candice Norwood
Jordan died March 1 at the age of 85. He was a leading advocate for Black Americans and a mentor to those who came after him.
By News Desk and Associated Press
American civil rights activist, presidential confidant and corporate pioneer Vernon Jordan has died at the age of 85. A family statement said he passed Monday in Atlanta. Jordan was a leading advocate for Black Americans and a mentor to those…
Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the ACLU's first Black president in the organization's 101-year history.
By Associated Press
By Ivette Feliciano
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund recently launched a civil rights lawyer scholarship program as a pipeline to “address racial injustice and inequality in the South." NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with Associate Director-Counsel, Janai Nelson about the program…
By Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Anne Azzi Davenport
In the 1960s, Ruby Bridges became the first African-American student to integrate into an entirely white public school system in New Orleans. She joins Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who followed in Bridges' footsteps 60 years ago and desegregated the University of Georgia…
By Judy Woodruff, Jessica Yarvin
The United States bid a final farewell to John Lewis in Atlanta Thursday, after more than a week of observations in his honor. A congressman and lifelong activist, Lewis endured threats, repeated imprisonment and physical violence to fight for civil…
By Jeff Amy, Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
John Lewis was lauded as a warrior and a hero during a ceremony Wednesday at the Georgia Capitol, where the civil rights icon who represented much of Atlanta in Congress will lie in repose before a funeral service.
By Jeff Martin, Associated Press
John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis' example and fight injustice.
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