Civil Rights

Downtown Fort Worth

Fort Worth Among Cities Chosen For Project On Curbing Racial Bias

Fort Worth is in a group of six U.S. cities that will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities.

03/12/2015

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SMU Students Mark History Milestone With Trip To Selma

They are marching back in history to mark a major milestone. Students from Southern Methodist University loaded into buses Friday and set off — bound for Selma, Alabama.

CBSDFW.COM–03/06/2015

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New Report Documents History Of American Lynchings

The Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Alabama-based civil rights organization, released a report Tuesday documenting the history of lynchings and racial terror acts in America.

CBS 11–02/10/2015

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Supreme Court Divided In Housing Bias Debate

The Supreme Court appeared to be sharply divided on Wednesday in their debate over a decades-old strategy for fighting discrimination in housing.

01/21/2015

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Restaurant Owner Recalls Equal Rights Movement & Change In Dallas

A half-century ago Martin Luther King Junior changed the world, but on this day there is also another ceremonious American milestone – the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

CBSDFW.COM–01/19/2015

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Sanitation Workers Before & After MLK’s Last Speech

Most people are familiar with Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, but many don’t know the speech he delivered the night before his assassination was delivered to striking sanitation workers.

CBS 11–01/19/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

A man takes part during a protest in support of Eric Garner, who  died after being put in a chokehold during an alteration with NYPD officers. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NYPD Chokehold Death Prompts Protest In Dallas

Once upon a time, Dominique Alexander of Dallas considered ‘civil rights’ a collection of grainy, black and white images of our nation’s past. But now, the new father says the crisis of police brutality is ushering in a new era.

CBS 11–12/04/2014

Fountain At SMU (Jay Gomley/CBSDFW)

SMU Facing Federal Sexual Assault Investigation

Southern Methodist University is one of 55 colleges/universities under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence

05/01/2014

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Funeral For Civil Rights Leader William Blair Jr.

Hundreds of people are expected to honor the man who played a leading role for civil rights in North Texas. The funeral for William “Bill” Blair Jr. will be held on Friday morning.

04/25/2014

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“Elite News” Founder, Civil Rights Activist Bill Blair Dead At 92

Former baseball player, journalist, civil rights activist and Dallas native Bill Blair has died at the age of 92.

CBS 11–04/20/2014

Ron Kirk 2

Perspectives Of Civil Rights Movement Differ According Age

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/11/2014

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