Civil Rights Act
As an African American man from a different era, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has very different memories of the American civil rights movement.
A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act.
Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children.
President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library.
Barack Obama was 2 years old when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to a U.S. where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.
CBS 11 News is taking time to remember the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The action was one part of the long journey to end racial segregation in the city of Dallas.
Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas.
A civil rights summit headlined by four of the five living U.S. presidents began Tuesday in Texas with talk of immigration reform and speakers comparing toppled gay marriage bans to racial equality victories in the 1960s.
Former President Jimmy Carter will be the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, which opens on Tuesday.
Some civil rights movement history was going up for auction Thursday in New York City. Papers from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were being sold by Maude Ballou, 88, who worked as King’s secretary from 1955 to 1960.
An Alabama church is marking the 50th anniversary of Ku Klux Klan bombing that claimed the lives of four young black girls.