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Amelia Boynton Remembered as the 'Rosa Parks' of Selma Movement

Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala., at the age of 104, is being praised as the "Rosa Parks" of the Selma voting rights movement.
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Jasmine Twitty Appointed as Youngest-Ever Judge in S.C.

A 25-year-old black woman in Easley, South Carolina, has made history after being officially appointed the youngest judge ever in the town.
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Julian Bond Praised for Unselfish Devotion to Human Rights

Julian Bond is being remembered for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former civil rights colleagues to ordinary people who have benefited from his courage and advocacy.
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Julian Bond, 75, Civil Rights Icon, Dies

Julian Bond, immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, a founding member and communications director of the SNCC and co-founder of the SPLC, died Saturday night at the age of 75.
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Obama Lauds Civil Rights Leaders on 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Obama on Thursday praised the bravery of the civil rights activists who pushed for the landmark law in the face of virulent and institutional racism and hatred.
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Blacks in Newsroom at All-Time Low

Based on an extensive study published in the Columbia Journalism Review, apparently no one is demanding black journalists; if so, no one's hiring them.
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Diane Nash Gets Lincoln Medal for Civil Rights Work

Diane Nash, who served as coordinator of the 1961 Freedom Ride and often marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., was honored with the Lincoln Medal this weekend at an event in D.C. for her role in the civil rights movement.
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First Black Nursing Grad Receives Honorary Degree

Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And on May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer's life came full circle as she received an honorary doctor of public service ...
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Maya Angelou Postage Stamp Bears Another Author's Quote

A new U.S. Postal Service stamp unveiled Tuesday in honor of Maya Angelou at a ceremony at the Warner Theatre in D.C. bears a quote mistakenly attributed to the late poet and author.
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Black Women Lagging in Unemployment: Report

When it comes to economic recovery, Black females continue to lag behind, with unemployment rates that are significantly higher than all other women in the nation, a recent study found.
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Ward 8 Youth Reflect on Visit to Selma

Bloody Sunday changed American society forever.
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Portrait in Women's History Month

Throughout American history — especially between the 1800s to early 1900s — power of the still picture captured the strength — along with a persevering will to thrive and survive — of women of color in the eyes of American ...
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Rev. Willie Barrow, 90, Civil Rights Icon, Dies

The Rev. Willie Barrow, a nationally renowned civil rights activist who fought alongside Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks for equality, died Thursday in Chicago. She was 90.
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Diane Nash: I was Out at Selma Because Bush was In

Civil rights icon Diane Nash, who marched 50 years ago across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama, with Martin Luther King and other leaders of the movement, said she refused to participate in last weekend's anniversary celebration of the ...
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Obama at Selma: 'Our March is Not Yet Finished'

President Obama, speaking Saturday in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," told tens of thousands in attendance that while true equality in the nation hasn't yet been achieved, the bravery of those who marched on that ...
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