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Latest African-American Civil Rights Movement Stories

2013-08-02 08:24:00

Rev. Bernice King, Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., to Appear at Special Event Aug. 22 WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum opens "Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement," an exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard. The exhibit...

2013-04-22 16:24:52

ATLANTA, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prophet, a leading brand and marketing consultancy, said today that it's partnering with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to create a unique program to encourage individual contributions supporting the Center's educational and cultural programming and endowment. The Center has raised $76 million so far to build a 42,000-square foot facility in downtown Atlanta, expected to open in May of 2014. The Center will serve as a place that...

2012-01-20 05:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This February Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special, discussing the civil rights era, will be available to all PRI, Public Radio International and African American Public Radio Consortium stations free of charge. "The civil rights movement caught fire and lifted our country out of the doldrums and lifted us to even believe that we could have freedom, to even believe that we could have fair play, to even believe that we could...

2011-11-29 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring are in the news, and questions about protest movements and civil rights are dominating national conversation. A new book by Amy Nathan, Round and Round Together: Taking a Merry-Go-Round Ride into the Civil Rights Movement, provides an anatomy of a protest movement as it tells of the ten-year struggle to integrate an amusement park in Baltimore. By placing the story in the context of the Civil...

2011-08-18 18:34:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation and the world prepare to commemorate the life, legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a permanent memorial on the historic National Mall in Washington, DC, Hyundai Motor America today announced a $1 million donation in support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The donation was granted to support the Foundation's mission of making the dream of a permanent memorial to Dr. King...

2010-09-07 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 14, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will host a diverse group of scholars, policy makers, public intellectuals, civil rights practitioners and members of the general public to begin a national conversation on defining a new civil rights agenda for the 21st century. The Commission's goal is to spur a fresh dialogue that will lead to a refashioning of the means, goals and methods of civil rights so that they more...

2008-12-18 11:17:00

"LET FREEDOM SING: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement" to Premiere on TV One on Feb. 15 during Black History Month 2009 LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainstorm Media, Time Life, TV One and MarVista Entertainment announced today the production of LET FREEDOM SING: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement, a full-length documentary featuring iconic songs of the period. LET FREEDOM SING will trace the interaction among the music, the movement and the people involved. It...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By SCOTT SIMON By Scott Simon Washington Post News Service A CABAL of powerful men meets in an East Coast mansion, between the first chill of the Cold War and the dawn of the civil rights era. Claret and cigars are served. The men hatch a secret plan. Mighty forces are set in motion. People's lives get moved around like chess pieces. Murders are committed. History is upended. Their plans bear fruit, the country reels. Wait - did you assume that all these ruthless plotters were white?...

2006-07-13 17:48:41

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a 25-year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which would preserve for another generation a law that opened voting booths to minorities. Often described as the crown jewel of the civil rights era, the Voting Rights Act outlawed poll taxes, literacy tests and other obstacles that had prevented African Americans and other minorities from exercising their right to vote....

2006-07-13 17:25:27

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a 25-year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, preserving for another generation a law that opened voting booths to minorities. Often described as the crown jewel of the civil rights era, the Voting Rights Act outlawed poll taxes, literacy tests and other obstacles that had prevented African Americans and other minorities from exercising their rights to vote. Since then,...