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The settlement puts the lyrics and melody of the 1960 and 1963 versions of "We Shall Overcome," which respectively have five and eight verses, in the public domain.
Modern artists ranging from Elton John to Kanye West have credited Simone with influencing their work.
Ignoramus Sarah Huckabee Sanders Attacks John Lewis for Not Attending Trump’s White Minstrel Show Appearance at Civil Rights Museum
“It’s laughable that the White House is criticizing John Lewis and Bennie Thompson for not attending the opening of a civil rights museum that honors the sacrifice of ... wait ... John Lewis, Bennie Thompson, and many others,” Rep. Cedric Richmond fired back.
“He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO.
Today, the FBI continues its attempt to create fear and paranoia surrounding racial justice movements.
The NAACP and allies rallied at the Capitol in Jefferson City to dissuade the signing of a bill that fails to protect minorities.
New York City’s annual Pride March stayed close to its roots this year with protests against Trump and police brutality.
The department’s annual non-discrimination policy failed to distinguish between sexual harassment and sexual identity.
President Trump has been publicly lashing out at his own Justice Department, an unprecedented move for a president.
A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Robert Mercer, who said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “infantilized” Blacks by dissuading them from working.
The court-ordered pilot program was intended to precede a rollout of the cameras to all patrol officers by the end of 2019.
The suits are an attempt to enforce requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer commented, “I can only hope that if (Coretta Scott King) was still with us,” she would support Sessions.
On the Senate floor, Warren attempted to read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter opposing Jeff Sessions.
Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.
Gov. LePage later suggested the NAACP apologize to white people.
Rep. Mo Brooks insists racism is a Democrat-created tool to smear Jeff Sessions. But AG nominee's record speaks for itself.
King wrote in a recently uncovered letter that Sessions “sought to punish older civil rights activists, advisors and colleagues of my husband, who had been key figures in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.”
Bernice King stands by Rep. John Lewis. Tells churchgoers "Don't be afraid of who sits in the White House."
Calls Rep. John Lewis "All talk ... no action" despite Lewis' brutal 1965 beating by police in Selma, Ala., while seeking voting rights.
N.J. Sen. Cory Booker says fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions' record on civil rights represents "a real danger to our country." Congressmen John Lewis and Cedric Richmond also to testify.
"All of us believe it is unacceptable for someone with Senator Sessions' record to lead the Department of Justice."
The billboard raised a lot of questions about the civil rights climate of the 1960s and today and speaks to the national conversation sparked by Trump's election.
News of Trump’s fraud settlement, allegations of corruption and selection of racist administration personnel all take back seat to his Twitter fight with Hamilton cast.