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Emory University School of Law to Name an Endowed Chair in Honor of John Lewis

The Emory University School of Law has announced that it is establishing an endowed chair to honor civil rights legend and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. The… 249 more words


West Virginia University Receives Donation of Artwork Depicting Racial Injustice

Harvey and Jennifer Peyton are donating a series of paintings to the Art Museum of West Virginia University that deal with racial injustice in the 1930s to the 1960s. 134 more words

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Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, by David J. Garrow *****

This newly released digital version of Garrow’s outstanding, comprehensive recounting and analysis of the famous Selma demonstrations carried out by Martin Luther King Junior, other civil rights leaders, along with masses of African-American civil rights activists could not be more timely. 1,461 more words


Selma: The 50-Year Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

By: GirlPress, Christianna D.

Fifty years ago something historic happened in Selma, Alabama.  It was a big step in the Civil Rights movement.  Black Americans were discriminated against because of their race and denied their constitutional right to vote.  409 more words

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March from Selma to Montgomery ends on state capitol steps

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The daughters of two major figures of the civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, shared a stage on the steps of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. 501 more words