Civil rights

Jeanette ‘Jay’ Stokes, wife of former congressman and civil rights leader Louis Stokes who died at 83, her family said

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jeannette “Jay” Stokes, wife of former congressman and civil rights leader Louis Stokes, died peacefully in Cleveland on Saturday at the age of 83, her family said. Stokes was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses, which worked to improve conditions for minorities across the country. She was also a […]

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I am a conservative teacher who taught the importance of civil rights

Editor’s Note: Darryl Paulson has contributed numerous essays over the years to our Opinion Pages. He drew our attention to “An open letter in defense of democracy. “Here are some of his thoughts on the subject. It is high time that the left and the right found something that can unify them: the defense of […]

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Former GOP civil rights champion Virginia governor Linwood Holton dies at 98

Former Virginia Gov. Linwood Holton, a Republican civil rights champion, has died aged 98. Holton, who served from 1970 to 1974, was the first GOP governor elected in the 20th century. A 1970 photo of Holton accompanying one of his daughters to his predominantly black public high school made national news. Loading Something is loading. […]

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Reading of the Civil Rights Leaders’ Meeting with Senator Joe Manchin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACTS:Teresa Candori (National Urban League), [email protected], 212-558-5362Marc Banks (NAACP), [email protected], 404-849-3189Stephen Peters (The Leadership Conference), [email protected], 202-466-1887Rachel Noerdlinger (National Action Network), [email protected], 347-821-9678Lacy Crawford Jr (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law), [email protected], 202-558-7900Angelo Greco (National Coalition on Black Civic Participation / Black Women’s Round Table), [email protected], 917-499-2688Tkeban Jahannes (National Council of […]

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Black political rights cannot be separated from economic justice. Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s message and fight endure today

Fannie Lou Hamer entered the Democratic National Convention in 1964 Fannie Lou Hamer, member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, enters the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ Credit – Bettmann Archive / Getty Images Contact a crowd in Madison, Wisc., in 1971, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer said she knew what […]

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Civil Rights Pioneer Calls for ’55’s Arrest File to Be Stripped | Alabama News

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) – Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to ride in the back of a separate Alabama bus, black teenager Claudette Colvin did likewise. Convicted of assaulting a police officer during her arrest, she was placed on probation but […]

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Black leaders slam Governor Newsom for vetoing “major civil rights” bill

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media (CBM) – Supporters of a bill that would have increased diversity among public service employees at all levels of California state government are criticizing Governor Newsom for vetoing the legislation. Assembly member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) introduced the legislation, which would have required all state boards and commissions to […]

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Patrick Kennedy shares his trip and calls for civil rights movement in mental health – Morning Journal

Former US Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy gave the opening address on October 21 at The LCADA Way 40th Anniversary Gala, calling for parity in access to mental health and addiction treatment and compassion for those in recovery. Kennedy, 54, the son of the late US Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who represented Massachusetts, shared his own […]

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Service package for historian and civil rights leader Dr. Timuel Black

A public memorial service for historian and civil rights leader Dr. Timuel Black will be held Dec. 5 at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on the University of Chicago campus, according to Black’s wife Zenobia Johnson-Black. . Large crowds were to pay homage to Black during his scheduled visit and visit for Thursday, October 21 at […]

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Orbitz Maps Queer Civil Rights Trail Road Trip for LGBTQ History Month

Orbitz offers LGBTQIA Civil Rights Trail for LGBTQ History Month Orbitz released an LGBTQ civil rights card to honor October as LGBTQ History Month. The interactive map lists 15 sites across the country that have played an important role in our long quest for equal rights. “From historic protest sites to modern murals and monuments, […]