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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

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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

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas, as he attends a Civil Rights Summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Marks 50th Anniversary For Civil Rights Summit

President Obama spoke on the final day of the Civil Rights Summit at the University of Texas, marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

CBS 11–04/10/2014

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A Look Back At The Civil Rights Act In Dallas

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.

04/09/2014

From left, Moderator Brian Sweany, Senior Executive Editor at Texas Monthly, left, and Mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, center, listens to former Governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, during the 'Pathway to the American Dream: Immigration Policy in the 21st Century' panel at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 8, 2014 in Austin. The summit is marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act legislation. (Source: Deborah Cannon-Pool/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Summit Opens In Austin With Immigration Talk

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.

04/08/2014

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U.S. Dept. Education Investigates Sex Discrimination Allegations

Kevin McCully is pleased to hear the U.S. Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights in Dallas is investigating his allegations of sex discrimination involving student athletics at Stephenville High School.

04/01/2014

Wedding cake topper figurines are seen at a bakery. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Judge Hears Challenge Of Texas’ Gay Marriage Ban

Attorneys for two same-sex couples have faced off with the Texas attorney general’s office over whether a federal judge should lift the state ban on gay marriage.

02/12/2014

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Adelfa Callejo Laid To Rest In Dallas

North Texans said goodbye to an iconic civil rights leader on Thursday. Adelfa Callejo was 90 years old, but the Hispanic activist’s legacy will live on for many years to come.

01/30/2014

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Funeral And Viewing Arrangements Made For Adelfa Callejo

Arrangements have been made for the viewing and funeral of Adelfa Callejo, who died the morning of Saturday, Jan. 25 at the age of 90.

01/26/2014

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North Texans Remember Dr. Martin Luther King

Across the country today, people paused to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.

CBS 11–01/20/2014

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