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U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Trump Attacks Civil Rights Leader Who Questioned His Election Win

Calls Rep. John Lewis "All talk ... no action" despite Lewis' brutal 1965 beating by police in Selma, Ala., while seeking voting rights.

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

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.

Jeff Sessions Chosen as Trump's Attorney General

1,330 Law Professors Oppose Jeff Sessions as AG Nominee

"All of us believe it is unacceptable for someone with Senator Sessions' record to lead the Department of Justice."

Billboard with Civil Rights Photograph and 'Make America Great Again' Causes Outrage

Billboard with Civil Rights Photograph and ‘Make America Great Again’ Causes Outrage

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.

Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon

Trump Picks Fight With Cast of Hamilton, Trump U Settlement Story Gets Buried

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.

Justice Department Sends out Fewer Election Monitors Than 2012

Justice Department Sends out Fewer Election Monitors Than 2012

This year, the government has fewer monitors to be sent to even more polling locations than the last general election — potentially spreading monitors thin.

U.S. Civil Rights Groups to Fan out on Nov. 8 to Fight Voter Intimidation

U.S. Civil Rights Groups to Fan out on Nov. 8 to Fight Voter Intimidation

Trump supporters have stated they will "monitor" polling sites and intimidate voters — and civil rights groups are fighting back.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). REUTERS

Millions of Voters to be Shut out of the 2016 Election

Restrictive laws in numerous states make it nearly impossible for felons to have their rights restored even years after completing their prison sentences.

civil rights, black lives matter

Sharp Split in Attitudes Toward #BLM Between Political Parties

Is the BLM movement destined to be as successful as the Civil Rights Movement? Early results say yes.

S.C. Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Motorist Released on Bail, Walter Scott

Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott Faces Federal Charges

A cell phone video proved Michael Slager lied and a federal grand jury found Slager violated Scott's civil rights.

Feds Sue City of Ferguson for Civil Rights Violations

Lawsuit alleges “racial bias … encouraged by the city in the interest of raising revenue” and seeks to enforce police and court reforms.

NYT Celebrates Black History with Previously Unpublished Collection

The Times will release at least one image every day in February that captured the Civil Rights era.

Target Wins Right to Sell Rosa Parks Merchandise

"Parks’s refusal to cede ground in the face of continued injustice has made her among the most revered heroines of our national story; her role in American history cannot be over-emphasized."

Congressmen: Remove J. Edgar Hoover’s Name from FBI Building

Hoover is remembered for attempting to prevent civil rights rather than strive towards them.

MLK Monument on Stone Mountain Meets Resistance

Civil rights organizations ask governor to stop plans, while defenders of the Confederacy call monument "disrespectful."

Ferguson Judge Donald McCullin

New Ferguson Judge Orders ‘Sweeping Changes’

Racial bias addressed; arrest warrants withdrawn, licenses reinstated

Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75, Leaders Call Him ‘Hero’

Prominent leaders and friends are mourning the death of a civil rights icon.