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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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All Roads Lead to Selma: Nation Prepares for 50th Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

As the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" approaches, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to descend on the historic southern town where they will commemorate the march and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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Wilmington 10 Remembered: Activists Fight for Their Story of Innocence

Just like the Greensboro Four, the Wilmington 10 were young students who stood up to injustice in the South; the only difference is that the Wilmington 10 were convicted of arson and sentenced to 282 years altogether.
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Harriet Tubman Historic Park Opens

Democratic Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin said he embraces the old biblical saying "Out of the mouth of babes." In fact, his granddaughter, then 9, inspired him to join efforts to help establish a new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic ...
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Metropolitan AME, Informer to host 'Wilmington Ten' Screening

Metropolitan AME Church in Northwest, in conjunction with The Washington Informer, will host a special screening Saturday of "Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence," a film about the nine black men and one white woman who were falsely convicted of a ...
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The X Factor: An Exaltation of a Fallen Revolutionary

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, I write you as an unusual voice among those who committed to the preservation of his message.
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Remembering Rosa Parks: Friends Share Memories; Memoirs on Display

As those who knew Rosa Parks well can attest, and with the recent acquisition of her papers and letters that will soon be on display at the Library of Congress in Southeast, one thing remains certain: her legacy will live ...
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