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Historic Civil Rights Trail Markers Approved in Enfield | Reporting

The history of the civil rights movement in the town of Enfield is recognized by the State of North Carolina. Historical markers recognizing the Halifax County Voters Movement, a grassroots civil rights organization based in the city, and Johnson v. Branch, a federal appeals court case that protected South African-American teachers involved in civil rights […]

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Ebrahim Harvey | Why South Africa urgently needs a new United Democratic Front by 2022

United Democratic Front leaders speaking to media in 1990 in Cape Town. Pictured are Archie Gumede, Murphy Morobe, Terror Lekota, Moses Mayekiso and Popo Molefe among others. Image: gallo images We urgently need a new movement to rebuild the type of highly effective United Democratic Front that we had in the 1980s in the fight […]

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New documentary aims to show civil rights struggle in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – A new documentary produced by a group of creators from Grand Rapids aims to highlight the city’s civil rights struggles and foster change. ” There is so much [to learn]”Said Victor Williams, filmmaker. “There is so much when you document a community that has not been documented. ” In 2018, Williams, […]

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When will civil rights lawsuits no longer be necessary?

When someone’s civil rights are violated, everyone’s civil rights are threatened. Like a warm quilt, our constitutional rights protect us from government actions that directly or indirectly interfere with our exercise of freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and other fundamental freedoms. Continuing the analogy, any time the fabric is torn there is a risk that […]

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National Civil Rights Museum statement on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu | News

Memphis, TN, December 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum mourns the loss of world leader and 1992 Freedom Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu became Johannesburg’s first black Anglican dean in 1975, Bishop of Johannesburg in 1985, and Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. Under his vigorous leadership, the Church of […]

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New documentary explores defining moment of civil rights era at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City

A new documentary, The stand: how a gesture shook the world, which explores how a defiant gesture by two athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City created a watershed moment in the civil rights movement, will air on select public television channels in the nationwide from January 1, […]

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2 Civil Rights Groups Sue South Carolina Over Newly Drawn State House Districts | National and Global News

COLUMBIA – Two civil rights groups are suing South Carolina, claiming new State House cards discriminate against blacks by watering down their voting power and again claiming lawmakers are taking too long to approve the United States House cards. The groups amended an October lawsuit that found the General Assembly taking too long to adopt […]

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Documentary on Mississippi civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer to air in February

JACKSON, Mississippi – A documentary about Mississippi Delta sharecropper and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer will open the 10th season of Emmy-winning PBS series America ReFramed. Produced by Hamer’s great-niece, Monica Land and Selena Lauterer, and directed by Joy Davenport, “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America” ​​follows Hamer’s life story and the injustices against black people […]

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Marva Phillips (1935-2021): civil rights hero and teacher – The Royal Gazette

Activist and teacher: Marva Phillips (File photo) A civil rights champion and teacher are remembered yesterday for carrying on a family legacy of fighting for social justice as a leading member of the Progressive Group. Marva Phillips taught in primary schools and what is now Sandys Secondary Middle School before being principal of Somerset Primary […]

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Redistribution Cards Violate Federal Law

A new analysis comes after months of charting and arguing and marathon hearings about what Michigan’s electoral landscape will look like. Analysis indicates that the cards would violate federal law and if passed could affect just about every voter in the state. That’s the opinion of the state’s Department of Civil Rights, which sent a […]