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Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing...

Alabama Freedom Rider Catherine Burks-Brooks recalls her civil rights journey

By Michael Sznadjerman Alabama Newscenter In her police mugshot taken almost 60 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi, Catherine Burks-Brooks looks straight into the camera, without fear...

Dr. Ben Carson In Birmingham With $2.9M Grant to Find Site...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, this week announced a $2.9 million federal grant to fund...

Lucille Bridges, Mother Of Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges, Dead At...

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lucille Bridges, the mother of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who walked with her then-6-year-old daughter past crowds screaming...

John Lewis Mourned as ‘Founding Father’ of Better America

By Jeff Martin Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three...

A ‘Hero’s Farewell’ as Civil Rights Icon John Lewis is honored...

MSN News WASHINGTON – As he prepared for the invocation for Lewis’ service, Grainger Browning Jr. wanted to highlight Rep. John Lewis’ humble beginnings and his...

Esteemed Civil Rights Organizer C.T. Vivian Laid To Rest In Atlanta

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who...

Body of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis crosses Selma Bridge

By Kim Chandler Associated Press SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final...

John Lewis remembered by Birmingham-Area Leaders as an Icon, Hero 

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Alabama Senator Doug Jones and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama were among the hundreds of leaders...

John Lewis, Lion of Civil Rights and Congress, dies at 80

By Calvin Woodward and Desiree Seals Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state...

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