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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • GOP turns against its own history

    GOP turns against its own history
    Frederick Douglass, the most important African-American in the 19th century, was loyal to the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln's day, even when it turned disloyal to him. I wonder how he would feel about today's Grand Old Party? "I knew that...
  • Let's celebrate the March on Washington -- but also remember its violent context

    Prepare, America. August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington, the watershed event in 1963 that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for the televised...
  • Celebrate The March, Remember The Struggle

    Prepare, America. Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington, the watershed event in 1963 that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for the televised memorials of...
  • North Carolina's governor signs sweeping voter ID bill into law

    DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican. The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to...
  • North Carolina faces ACLU, NAACP lawsuits over new voter ID law

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Two lawsuits filed in federal court in North Carolina have challenged the state’s new voter ID law, claiming that some of its provisions infringe on voter rights and discriminate against minorities. The suits were filed late Monday...
  • Elder statesmen with a message: Ramsey Lewis and Wadada Leo Smith

    Elder statesmen with a message: Ramsey Lewis and Wadada Leo Smith
    They're both in their 70s now, seasoned men of jazz who are entitled to kick back, relax and enjoy the admiration they command around the world. But Wadada Leo Smith and Ramsey Lewis seem to be turning up the dial, and the premieres they'll present this...
  • March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive

    March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive
    On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another. I, a white Harvard graduate...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired
    The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington is next week, and to commemorate the occasion, NBC News is planning to re-air the Aug. 25, 1963, edition of "Meet the Press," which featured King as the guest, on Sunday. The half-hour...
  • King's 'Dream,' and the reality

     King's 'Dream,' and the reality
    One hundred years separate Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. They are linked by the history of America's defining struggle, and they are inseparable in imagery, as...
  • Opening speeches at NAACP convention urge action in Trayvon Martin's name

    Opening speeches at NAACP convention urge action in Trayvon Martin's name
    Amid impassioned chants of "We are Trayvon Martin," black leaders Monday called on thousands of supporters gathered at the NAACP's national convention in Orlando to use the teen's death as a rallying point for change. Though still decrying what many...
  • Music that declared an era

    Music that declared an era
    It was 50 years ago when gospel, folk music and the civil rights movement cemented their bond on the biggest stage in America. The March on Washington that punctuated the civil rights movement and brought hundreds of thousands to the Lincoln Memorial to...
  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...