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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Notable Quotes

By Hannah Hutyra Keepinspiring.me Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He was a pivotal advocate for African Americans...

Sidney Poitier opened the door for Black Hollywood

Elise Brisco USA TODAY Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood trailblazer and the first Black man to win an Oscar for best actor, died Thursday. He was 94.  Among his long...

Judge tosses convictions of 2 men in killing of Malcolm X

By Michael R. Sisak and Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his...

Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered in Alabama

By Kim Chandler Associated Press TROY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis was remembered Saturday — in the rural Alabama...

Is the Gay Rights Movement similar to the Civil Rights Movement?

By Eboné Parks The Birmingham Times Can two different struggles during two different time periods have similarities? Some believe the gay rights and civil rights movements...

City Council approves $1.2M for upgrades at BCRI; Sewell wants Civil...

By Ariel Worthy Times staff writer Officials in Birmingham and Washington took steps Tuesday to make improvements to the city’s Civil Rights District. In Birmingham, the city...

Elected officials from around U.S. in Birmingham to talk of ‘damage’...

By Barnett Wright Times staff writer Some key members of Congress said they couldn’t think of a better place than Birmingham to kick off a series...

Obama: More Must Be Done to Close Pay Gap

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up...

Civil War Reenactment Set for September 5-6 at Point Mallard Park

Decatur, Alabama (August 20, 2015) – Labor Day is quickly approaching and the north Alabama region boasts plenty of things to see and do...

Congressional Black Caucus Mourns the Passing of Civil Rights Icon Julian...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield released the following statement on the passing of Civil Rights leader Julian Bond: "Our hearts...

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