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Bill Russell looks on as Dr. Harry Edwards asks him how he felt about students getting paid for sports while in College on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin. (credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell-Pool/Getty Images)

Russell Says Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

Speaking in Texas, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

04/09/2014

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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

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Gay Marriage Fight Pits Texas AG vs. Gay Friend

When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend’s bedside.

02/28/2014

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. King said the march was 'the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.' Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (credit: /AFP/Getty Images)

U.T. Dallas Professor A Part Of Civil Rights History

To this day, one of Dallas native Dr. Bert Moore’s prized possessions is a letter he received from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Moore invited Dr. King, via letter, to speak at SMU and though hesitant it was an invitation King accepted.

CBS 11–01/20/2014

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Too Edgy? Too Tame? Gay Pride Parades Spark Debate

Initiated as defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide.

09/16/2013

President Obama Attends Memorial Service At Ft. Hood For Shooting Victims

Military Changes Policy On Women In Combat, Special-Ops

Women are about to be allowed into the most demanding—and dangerous units in the nation’s military. And many female veterans say: it’s about time.

06/18/2013

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012