civil rights movement

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.
10/27/2021

This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law.
08/06/2021

This Day In Black History: Dec. 1, 1955

Rosa Parks is arrested.
12/01/2020

This Day in Black History: June 21, 1964

Three civil rights workers were killed by the KKK.
06/21/2020

Ole Miss Apologizes to Black Students Arrested and Suspended In 1970 Protest

Those eight students made gains for racial equality.
02/27/2020

Obama on Montgomery Bus Boycott Anniversary: 'Rosa Parks Changed America'

POTUS honors the mother of the civil rights movement.
12/01/2015

Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie T. Barrow Dies at Age 90

The civil rights community mourns the loss of an icon.
03/12/2015

The New Civil Rights Movement: Has the Momentum Died?

Activists discuss the next phase of their movement.
02/27/2015

Black Women Leaders Talk About the Power of Education

First lady hosts panel of women civil rights leaders.
02/23/2015

First Lady: Education Is Most Important Civil Rights Issue

Obama pushes education at Black History Month event.
02/20/2015

Famed SC Civil Rights Protesters Have Convictions Erased

They protested a whites-only lunch counter.
01/28/2015