Tag: Coretta Scott King

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Morehouse Commencement Speaker Robert F. Smith to Pay Off Student Loans of 2019 Grads

Morehouse College’s Class of 2019 received an extraordinary surprise on Sunday morning that will positively affect their future. During graduation exercises at the all-male historically Black college located in Atlanta, billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate, told the almost 400 graduates that he’s…

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

In a 52-47 vote late Wednesday, largely along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next attorney general. Despite strong opposition from lawmakers, citizens and civil rights groups across the spectrum from the NAACP to the HRC and ACLU Sessions will lead the U.S….

Coretta Scott King's Full Letter Opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions

Full text below. See original version here. March 19, 1986 The Honorable Strom Thurmond, Chairman Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Nomination of Jefferson B. Sessions U.S. Judge, Southern/District of Alabama Hearing, March 13, 1986 Dear Senator Thurmond: I write to…

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) held the Senate floor Tuesday to make remarks on the pending appointment of U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama. When Warren began reading a recently uncovered letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in 1986, Republican senators shut her down….

Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

Civil rights groups and Democratic leaders oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, citing a history of intolerant positions on race. In a letter of testimony dated March 19, 1986, the late Coretta Scott King opposed Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship in Alabama. The letter…