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.
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.
It’s been more than a century since the doors first opened on Cleburne’s Booker T. Washington High… the city’s once segregated school. The building is long gone, but even in aging former students, the memories remain.
The City of Dallas could lose some federal funding, after allegations its affordable housing practices have broken civil rights laws.
Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for her supporting role in “The Help.” She played a Mississippi housemaid during segregation. Two women in Dallas say they lived the experience.
Long before she became an international opera star, a Texas woman made national headlines during segregation. Barbara Smith Conrad didn’t protest for the right to sit in the front of a bus — she only wanted to sing.
Behind the razor wire-topped fences of Ferguson prison and other Texas penitentiaries are 5,205 inmates branded the baddest of the bad — dubbed so devious they are locked in one-man cells for 23 hours a day often for decades.