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Another Sign of Retreat on Civil Rights
Another Sign of Retreat on Civil RightsCivil rights organizations and some members of Congress are troubled by the Trump administration’s roll back of civil rights enforcement generally, but they are particularly worried by what is going on at the Department of Education’s Office for Civil ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:47:00 GMT
Has a Civil Rights Stalwart Lost Its Way?
Has a Civil Rights Stalwart Lost Its Way?Montgomery, Alabama—Ask a taxi to take you from the airport here to the downtown headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and your driver will start telling tales of the group’s founder, local legend Morris Dees. “He’s a hell of a man ...read more
Source: Politico
Published on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:56:00 GMT
Essential Education: Senate Democrats say DeVos' words don't match her actions on civil rights enforcement
Essential Education: Senate Democrats say DeVos' words don't match her actions on civil rights enforcementBetsy DeVos' actions betray her rhetoric on enforcing civil rights law, 34 Senate Democrats wrote in a sharply worded letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education on Tuesday. The four-page memo asserts that DeVos claims to support civil rights while ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:58:00 GMT
Unsolved and overlooked murders: Investigating cold cases of the civil rights era
Unsolved and overlooked murders: Investigating cold cases of the civil rights eraOn the night of Oct. 22, 1957, two white men arrived at the home of Rogers Hamilton, a black teenager who lived in Alabama. They stood outside his house and called his name. Rogers’s mother heard them and woke her son, who then went outside. The mother ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:00:00 GMT
Historical Marker of Civil-Rights Icon Emmett Till Vandalized in Mississippi
Historical Marker of Civil-Rights Icon Emmett Till Vandalized in MississippiJACKSON, Miss. — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955. The slaying galvanized the civil rights movement when Till's mother ...read more
Source: NBC News
Published on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:40:00 GMT
This New Deal Agency Promoted Civil Rights. Trump Wants to Kill It.
This New Deal Agency Promoted Civil Rights. Trump Wants to Kill It.The agency has its origins in the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) created through executive order by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941 after labor and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph threatened to lead a “March on Washington” of ...read more
Source: The Nation
Published on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:33:00 GMT
'Extraordinarily Disappointed and Alarmed:' Senate Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos on Civil Rights Enforcement
'Extraordinarily Disappointed and Alarmed:' Senate Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos on Civil Rights EnforcementSenate Democrats said they were "alarmed" about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' enforcement of civil rights laws aimed at protecting students in a letter on Tuesday. "We are extraordinarily disappointed and alarmed by recent actions you and your staff ...read more
Source: Time
Published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Civil rights sign honoring Emmett Till vandalized in Mississippi
Civil rights sign honoring Emmett Till vandalized in MississippiThis June 2017 photo shows a vandalized historical marker honoring Emmett Till, a black teenager who was kidnapped and lynched in Mississippi in 1955. JACKSON, Miss. -- A civil rights historical marker remembering the life and death of Emmett Till has been ...read more
Source: CBS News
Published on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:35:00 GMT
Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial defaced again
Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial defaced againA memorial to an African-American boy whose lynching galvanised the US civil rights movement has been vandalised for the second time in as many months. Information about 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was murdered during a family holiday to Mississippi, was ...read more
Source: BBC
Published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:26:00 GMT
Louisville civil rights activist George Burney dies
Louisville civil rights activist George Burney diesLouisville civil rights activist George Burney has died at age 89. Burney, the founder of People's Rights in Demanding Equality, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to his wife, Barbara. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer last month. His ...read more
Source: wlky.com
Published on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:25:00 GMT