civil rights movement

CBS 'FBI True' Probes 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

The vicious act of racial violence took the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Carol Denise McNair who were attending Sunday School almost 61 years ago.

‘No Straight Lines’ Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed Talks About His Memoir and Leadership in a Changing South

In’s latest ‘Conversation With the Mayor’ Reed shares his vision for the future of Montgomery, ‘the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement.’

Birmingham Church Bombing 60 Years Later: Looking At the City From The Viewpoint of Those Impacted By It

In 1963 racists attacked a Baptist church in a town central to the Civil RIghts movement, now the mayor and the sister of one of the victims reflect on how far things have come.

Biden To Establish National Monument Honoring Emmett Till And Mamie Till-Mobley

Till’s death and his mother’s activism was a catalyst to the Civil Rights Movement, now a monument to them will be erected.

John Lewis Honored With A New Forever Stamp By The U.S. Postal Service

The Lewis forever stamp will be issued in July.

Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray Receives NAACP LDF’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The 92-year old activist, state legislator, and preacher was honored for his numerous contributions to America’s most important civil rights battles.

Alabama’s Black Belt, With Its Rich Civil Rights Legacy, Named National Heritage Area

The region played a central role in the Civil Rights Movement, from the Montgomery bus boycotts to the training of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.

Sister Of Girl Killed In 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing Still Waiting For Compensation From State

Sarah Collins Rudolph was 12 when a KKK terrorist attacked killed four Black girls.

Civil Rights Pioneer Claudette Colvin Asks Court To Expunge Her 1955 Arrest

She refused to give up her seat on a bus before Rosa Parks ignited the civil rights movement.

This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law.

This Day In Black History: Dec. 1, 1955

Rosa Parks is arrested.