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study checking out possible sites for national civil rights hall of fame


the city of gary and representatives of the national civil rights hall of fame have begun exploring sites for a facility that includes a vacant gary school owned by the nonprofit organization.supported by a $60,000 federal grant and matching funds of $7,500 from the city and civil rights group,...






study begins looking for sites for national civil rights hall of fame in gary


the city of gary and representatives of the national civil rights hall of fame have begun exploring sites for a facility that includes a vacant gary school owned by the nonprofit organization. supported by a $60,000 federal grant and matching funds of $7,500 from the city and civil rights group,...






study begins looking for sites for national civil rights hall of fame in gary


the city of gary and representatives of the national civil rights hall of fame have begun exploring sites for a facility that includes a vacant gary school owned by the non-profit organization. supported by a $60,000 federal grant and matching funds of $7,500 from the city and civil rights group,...






lakers visit national civil rights museum ahead of martin luther king jr. day


lakers rookie kyle kuzma wandered away from the group in the first room of the national civil rights museum on sunday afternoon. he ducked into a corner, standing in front of the reproduced bowels of a slave ship. mannequins were hunched over, chained to the floor, in the tightest of spaces, while...






ex-doj lawyer: ‘i’ve never seen an administration so intent on pursuing an anti-


after a career pushing for civil rights in washington, the former acting head of the justice department’s civil rights division said she’s stunned by the trump administration’s “anti-civil rights agenda.” in a washington post podcast, civil rights lawyer vanita gupta sa...






ex-doj lawyer: ‘i’ve never seen an administration so intent on pursuing an anti-


after a career pushing for civil rights in washington, the former acting head of the justice department’s civil rights division said she’s stunned by the trump administration’s “anti-civil rights agenda.” in a washington post podcast, civil rights lawyer vanita gupta said the contrast between her time under former president barack obama in the justice department and […]






trump’s civil rights division will be headed by staffer who railed against civil


the trump administration has quietly appointed a heritage foundation staffer who has railed against civil rights protections for transgender patients as director of the federal agency charged with protecting the civil rights of all patients. though the administration did not issue a formal announcem...






school event near chicago sparks civil rights, race debate


winnetka, ill. (ap) — when a largely white public school nestled in chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drew award-winning authors and crafted a college-caliber syllabus. but new trier high school has found itself stepping into the minefield of the national dialogue on race and civil rights. some parents and conservative […]






trump’s civil rights division will be headed by staffer who railed against civil


the trump administration has quietly appointed a heritage foundation staffer who has railed against civil rights protections for transgender patients as director of the federal agency charged with protecting the civil rights of all patients. though the administration did not issue a formal announcement, roger severino is now listed on the website of the u.s. […]






former attorney general holder honored by civil rights group


washington (ap) — former u.s. attorney general eric holder is being honored for his service to the cause of civil rights. holder is scheduled to receive the award from the washington lawyers’ committee for civil rights and urban affairs on wednesday. u.s. rep. john lewis, a georgia democrat and a civil rights leader, will present […]






civil rights group: school retaliated against cheerleaders


atlanta (ap) — a national civil rights group says it has “grave concerns” about actions taken by a georgia university after five black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game. the kennesaw state university cheerleaders were told they’d be kept off the field in a stadium tunnel at future pregame activities after […]






naacp sounds alarm on 'decline' in civil rights commitment


leaders of the nation's oldest civil rights organization are set to meet with attorney general jeff sessions, saying his policy changes "signal a threatening decline" in the justice department's commitment to civil rights.






high court may re-examine civil rights act after lgbt ruling


a ruling by a u.s. appeals court in chicago could reopen the question of whether the 1964 civil rights act's protections apply to lgbt workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin.






southern states join to promote civil rights tourism


birmingham, ala. (ap) — southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. fourteen states including all of the deep south are joining to promote the u.s. civil rights trail. it’s a tourism website and campaign that will highlight about 130 sites linked to the modern civil rights movement. the joint […]






supreme court may re-examine civil rights act after ruling in lgbt case


a ruling by a u.s. appeals court in chicago reopens the question of whether the 1964 civil rights act's protections apply to lgbt workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin. the immediate impact of the 7th circuit's decision tuesday is that...






education civil rights chief: ‘sorry’ for sex assault quote


washington (ap) — the education department’s civil rights chief apologized wednesday for saying 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem from both participants being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored. “what i said was flippant, and i am sorry,” candice jackson, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights, […]






letter: nation at its best when fighting for civil rights


to kneel, or not to kneel? this question plagues professional football, yet it is not much of an american question. these kneeling players are demonstrating a civil rights complaint. from the execution of the declaration of independence, this nation is at its very best when it is a civil rights movement. today, we do not […]






civil rights groups challenge registration deadline in georgia house race


a coalition of civil rights groups is challenging a georgia law that doesn't allow new voters to register before a closely watched runoff election in the 6th congressional district. the washington-based lawyers' committee for civil rights under the law filed a federal lawsuit thursday in atlanta...






trump turns celebration of mississippi civil rights museum ‘into a slap in the f


four years after it broke ground and nearly two decades after civil rights veterans began pushing for its establishment, the country’s first state-sponsored civil rights museum will open saturday in mississippi at a cost of more than $90 million. but for all the work that went into it and a companion...






naacp civil rights group chief says he’s being fired


the president of the naacp said on friday he was being dismissed after three years of leading the biggest u.s. civil rights organization as the group said it is seeking a more confrontational strategy against president donald trump. cornell brooks, who also is the chief executive of the national ass...






school seminar near chicago sparks civil rights, race debate


when a largely white public school nestled in chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two national book award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.






high court may re-examine civil rights act after lgbt ruling


a ruling by a u.s. appeals court could reopen the question of whether the 1964 civil rights act's protections apply to lgbt workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on 's race, religion or national origin. here's how that might happen






museum to host exhibit of latina’s civil rights photography


albuquerque, n.m. (ap) — mexican-american photographer maria varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the civil rights movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in alabama and efforts to create head start programs in poor, rural areas. as one of the few latinas involved in the black civil rights movement, historians […]






obama’s top civil rights lawyer to lead advocacy coalition


washington (ap) — the obama administration’s top civil rights lawyer will lead a coalition of civil and human rights organizations at a time when they fear the justice department will soften its stance on criminal justice reform. vanita gupta led the obama justice department’s civil rights division. she said on thursday she will become the […]






'mr. president, we don’t need you in mississippi.' protesters gather as trump sp


president trump made a brief visit to mississippi’s capital on saturday to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum as his presence sparked a boycott by lawmakers, civil rights icons and protesters who questioned his commitment to racial equality. “trump does not care about human rights!...






unlikely allies fight fees threatening civil rights march


black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the civil war are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic selma, alabama: against city hall.






unsolved civil rights-era murder divides scholars, residents


the murder of a hispanic new mexico jailer in 1968 — a year of unrest in the u.s. — has divided residents, scholars and civil rights advocates for decades. fifty years and two investigations later, one of the most dramatic conflicts of the civil rights era remains unsolved.






on martin luther king jr. day, trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader


they had gathered to commemorate martin luther king jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: president donald trump. two of king's children, the pastor of the atlanta church where...






thousands honor king at national civil rights museum


memphis, tenn. (ap) — thousands of people have celebrated martin luther king jr.’s birthday with song and dance at the national civil rights museum in memphis, tennessee. the holiday weekend was a special father and son trip for alan williams and 14-year-old alan louis williams. the pair from tallahassee, florida, visited important sites in king’s […]






the spirited debate at new trier: civil rights awareness or 'indoctrination day'


new trier high school parents, students and community members are engaged in a bracing conversation about race and civil rights. and that's even before the elite north shore school stages a daylong civil rights seminar for students on tuesday. the seminar — billed as "understanding today's struggle...






the spirited debate at new trier: civil rights awareness or 'indoctrination day'


new trier high school parents, students and community members are engaged in a bracing conversation about race and civil rights. and that's even before the elite north shore school stages a daylong civil rights seminar for students on tuesday.the seminar — billed as "understanding today's struggle...






the grove, a witness to slavery, war and civil rights opens


calling it a reflection of the "larger american experience," a home that has been witness to slavery, the civil war and the civil rights era has been opened to the public in tallahassee.






witness to slavery, war and civil rights opens in florida


calling it a reflection of the "larger american experience," a home that has been witness to slavery, the civil war and the civil rights era has been opened to the public in tallahassee.






museum to host exhibit of latina's civil rights photography


mexican-american photographer maria varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the civil rights movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in alabama and efforts to create head start programs in poor, rural areas.






naacp head: sessions pledges to enforce civil rights laws


attorney general jeff sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the justice department will likely soften its focus on protecting voter rights and monitoring troubled police departments.