civil rights movement

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.

This Day in Black History: June 21, 1964

Three civil rights workers were killed by the KKK.

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

Those eight students made gains for racial equality.

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

POTUS honors the mother of the civil rights movement.

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

The civil rights community mourns the loss of an icon.

The New Civil Rights Movement: Has the Momentum Died?

Activists discuss the next phase of their movement.