Frank Espada was a man of many vocations: artist, photographer, community organizer, civil rights activist and father. As a Puerto Rican immigrant in 1960s America, he saw and documented first hand the social turbulence of the era. Though he died…
As a young officer in Montgomery, Alabama, Kevin Murphy wondered why no one had ever acknowledged past injustices committed by police against civil rights activists. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Murphy about his initiatives as police chief to promote…
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a noted civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, has died at the age of 104.
Longtime civil rights leader and former NAACP president Julian Bond died Saturday in Florida, at age 75. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a civil rights pioneer, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Martha's Vineyard, to discuss the legacy of Julian Bond.
By PBS NewsHour
PBS Correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reflects on the life of Julian Bond, whom she knew as the first black student to attend the University of Georgia in 1961.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend, and that he and first lady Michelle Obama have benefited from Bond's example, counsel and friendship.
By Associated Press
Julian Bond, a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement who served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory practices used to stop Americans from casting a ballot. President Obama marked the occasion with civil rights leaders, cautioning that those rights are still at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Imani…
The Department of Justice has concluded that the state of Georgia is illegally segregating students with disabilities and behavioral issues. A two-year investigation found that some of the programs are even housed in dilapidated buildings once used as all black…
For most children, swearing in school, throwing Skittles on a bus or walking around without a hallpass would get them sent to the principal’s office. But in the Jefferson Parish School District of Louisiana, many of these misbehaviors have…
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