civil rights

U.S. Senator Doug Jones: I will vote to Confirm A.G. Nominee Barr

Senator Jones is conducting these news conferences monthly.

U.S. Senator Doug Jones says he is confident nominee William Barr will follow the rule of law, be respectful of Civil Rights and voting laws, and will be fair with the Mueller Report probing allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. Jones comments came during a video news conference from Washington. On other topics, Jones said He is…

Rosa Parks Letter Auctioned, Purchased by Montgomery Family

    A page handwritten by Rosa Parks sold at auction last week, and the buyers had a very good reason for the purchase. Parks wrote about two Civil Rights era bombings in Montgomery. The buyers of that hand written page were the family and friends of Reverend Robert and Mrs. Jeannie Graetz, whose house was the target of those…

Alabama Historical Commission To Receive African-American Civil Rights Grants

  The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) is set to receive two African American Civil Rights Grants from the National Park Service. The first grant totaling $365,720 will be used to develop a master plan and to complete phase I rehabilitation of a building across from the Freedom Rides Museum Moore Building located on South Court Street in Montgomery. The Moore…

Governor Ivey Announces U.S. Civil Rights Trail, 30 Sites in Alabama

Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, John Lewis and other African -American activists thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Governor Kay Ivey made Alabama’s announcement of the civil rights trail at a birthday celebration for the late Dr. Martin Luther King at his former church, Dexter Avenue King Memorial…

Civil Rights Pioneer Recy Taylor Dies at 97

Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97. Taylor’s brother Robert Corbitt says she died in her sleep Thursday at a nursing home in Abbeville. She would have been 98 on Sunday. Taylor was 24 when she was abducted and raped as she walked home from…

AP Story Praises Ala. Civil Rights Site Preservation

Focuses on Birmingham, Tuscaloosa

A major AP story praises Alabama for preserving Civil Rights sites, while calling on other states to follow suite.   Not all states and cities are letting time bury memories of their civil rights sites. In Alabama, for example, tourism officials invite visitors to experience such places as the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium, where Gov. George Wallace stood at…

Civil Rights Activist, Rep. John Lewis, Leads Democrats on Gun Control

Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma, Alabama, for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding votes on gun control. Instead of grainy black-and-white photos, color selfies with colleagues went out on social media and Periscope transmitted live video images around the world. Instead of…

Bullying in Alabama Public Schools

DOE Report: Boys More Bullied than Girls.

The U.S. Department of Education is out with a major report on Civil Rights in schools. It includes statistics on absenteeism, discipline and bullying, among other factors. The report finds children in Alabama are mostly targeted for bullying because of their race, gender or disability. It finds boys are much more likely to be bullied in Alabama than girls. An…

Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman Dies at 85-Years Old

Photographer Bob Adelman, who documented the civil rights movement across the Deep South, has died at age 85. Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says Adelman was pronounced dead at his home Saturday afternoon. An autopsy is pending and Rodriguez says Adelman’s death remains under investigation. Adelman volunteered his services as a photographer to the Congress of Racial Equality, the…

ASU Honors Civil Rights Legend Rev. F.D. Reese

A living legend in the civil rights movement was honored at Alabama State University. The Reverend F.D. Reese had a magnolia tree planted in his honor on campus. Reese graduated ASU in 1951 and then quickly became a foot solider in the fight for voting rights in the 1950’s. As president of the The Dallas County Voters League,  Reese endured years…