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By Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press
As President Biden prepares to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, we revisit another historic first. Constance Baker Motley was the first Black woman appointed to the federal judiciary and the first to argue before the Supreme…
By Nicole Ellis, Saher Khan, Tyriana Evans
Monday has been a day to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and also a day of calls to action on voting rights. Demonstrators marched through streets in Washington in support of voting legislation now stalled in…
A New York judge on Thursday exonerated two men of assassinating Malcolm X. The iconic civil rights figure was gunned down in Manhattan in 1965. Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam were convicted, and imprisoned until the 1980's. A…
By John Yang, Murrey Jacobson
Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer who inspired the “Freedom Rides," has died at the age of 83. Boynton was arrested 60 years ago for entering the white part of a racially segregated bus station in Virginia and ultimately…
By Associated Press
Lucille Bridges walked with her then-6-year-old daughter past crowds screaming racist slurs as Ruby became the first Black student at her all-white New Orleans elementary school in 1960.
By Amna Nawaz, Saher Khan
Philadelphia protests over the killing of Walter Wallace Jr. represent only the latest in a year of nationwide demonstrations against racism and police violence. The ongoing movement has captured attention and provided political fodder -- but it also reflects a…
By Nicole Winfield, Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press
The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display in Italy. As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home has taken on…
By PBS NewsHour
Memorial services spread over six days starting Saturday will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The stops, across five cities, include Troy, Alabama, where…
As the nation mourns the loss of American hero and Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis, his friends and colleagues remember him as a towering figure who was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and equality. Special Correspondent…
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