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Civil Rights

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  • Holding the national security course

    Holding the national security course
    President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism. His...
  • Why are Americans so angry and divided?

    Why are Americans so angry and divided?
    Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it's been in 80 years? Why is there more anger, vituperation and political polarization now than even during Joe McCarthy's anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle for civil...
  • Memorial in Annapolis honors civil rights 'foot soldiers'

    Memorial in Annapolis honors civil rights 'foot soldiers'
    There are monuments to leaders of the civil rights movement: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall. But many say there has never been recognition for the "regular people" who took up the cause, who marched on Washington and...
  • Unfinished business

     Unfinished business
    The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was the largest political rally ever held in the nation's capital up to that time. More than 200,000 people from across the country — black and white, young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and...
  • View from on high: a memory of the March

    View from on high: a memory of the March
    In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia. At the time, my brother,...
  • Book opens a new chapter of nostalgia for Enchanted Forest

    Book opens a new chapter of nostalgia for Enchanted Forest
    It was a fantasyland created to celebrate innocent storybook tales, yet it was integrated nearly a decade before civil rights laws demanded it. That was the unusual mix of sweetness and humanity that could be found for decades at the Enchanted Forest in...
  • Correctness isn't enough

    Let me take from its velvet box once more a treasured sentence from my tenure at The Baltimore Sun to see what it can tell us about journalism as she is practiced.  This is the sentence, the opening paragraph of a news story:  Women’s rights...
  • Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case
    Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who disclose secret...
  • Why we still march

    Why we still march
    Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She was exhausted. As one of Martin Luther King's lawyers during...
  • Looking forward to an exhibit on jockeys [Editorial]

    Looking forward to an exhibit on jockeys [Editorial]
    There are many lingering and tragic results of racism in this nation that are likely to take generations to untangle, and one is the unfortunate state of the reputation of African-American horse jockeys from an age gone by. Iris Barnes, curator and...
  • PBS airs anti-Israel films

    PBS, a recipient of federal funds through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is required to sustain "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature." In addition, according to the PBS...
  • Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events

    Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events
    Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of...