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Obama Plans to Visit Selma, Alabama, to Commemorate Marches
The trip on March 7 marks the 50th anniversary....


Selma Civil Rights Milestone Marked by First Black President
Obama commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches....


Pastor, Church Members Hailed as Heroes in Church Shooting
Suspect shot three people including his infant son and ex-girlfriend....


Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma ...


Selma to Screen for Free in Alabama
Ava DuVernay brings film to the community where it all began....


Ava DuVernay to Receive Freedom Award
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is presenting the honor to the director....


50th Anniversary of March to Tackle Today's Issues
Activists are planning to use the event to energize people to address issues of current day voting ...


Rep. John Lewis: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Could Ignite Nationwide Protests
Rep. John Lewis says people will react if there's a miscarriage of justice....


Ava DuVernay to Preview Selma at Urbanworld Film Festival
Director will share exclusive clips of her upcoming film....


Casting News: Roles for David Oyelowo, Tessa Thompson and More
Ava DuVernay's Selma fills out its cast....


Commentary: Women's Magazines Matter—For More Than Lipstick and Fashion
A historical issue of Essence reminds us of the power of female voices....


Activists Honor the Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
Thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 49th anniversary of Bloody Sunday....


North Carolina March Aims to Recharge Civil Rights Movement
North Carolina march aims to recharge civil rights movement....


This Day in Black History: Jan. 2, 1965
Martin Luther King Jr. starts historic voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama, in opposition of...


Commentary: Back to the Future: All Roads Lead to Selma, Alabama
Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a march in Selma, Alabama, this weekend to re-create the historic Bloody...


House Launches Civil Rights Section on Historian Web Site
A new section of the House Historian's web site dedicated to civil rights history launched by House...


Alabama Police Chief Apologizes to Rep. John Lewis and Freedom Riders
Rep. John Lewis is moved to tears by apology issued by Montgomery police chief Kevin Murphy for the...


Voting Rights Gets Capitol Hearings
The House and Senate begin considering how to update the Voting Rights Act of 1965....


Commentary: Guess Who's Trying to Steal Another Election?
Under the guise of trying to protect the integrity of the election process, Republicans are really ...


Marchers Mark "Bloody Sunday" in Selma
Thousands of marchers marked the 46th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights confrontatio...

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