Civil and political rights

Former Dallas City Councilman Al Lipscomb, who died on June 18, 2011.

Former Dallas Councilman Al Lipscomb Dies At 86

Former Dallas City Council member Al Lipscomb, a long-time local activist and a lightning rod in the city’s decades-long debate over civil rights, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 86.

06/18/2011

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State Sued Over Sale Of Blood Samples

A civil rights group on Wednesday sued Texas health officials over the sale and distribution of about 8,800 samples of baby blood to pharmaceutical companies and the military.

12/08/2010