civil rights

President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.

Civil rights leaders including Andrew Young, C.T. Vivian and Xernona Clayton talked with several University of Alabama and University of Washington football players about continuing the fight for progress and overcoming racial divides during a discussion at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday night.

In 1955, the death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American teenager who was lynched after allegedly flirting with a White woman in rural Mississippi, sparked controversy across America. The two White men responsible for brutally murdering Till were let off by an all-White jury. The case brought attention to how racism is intertwined with America’s […]

The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.

The Department of Education reported a record number of civil rights complaints. Sec. of Education John King told NewsOne that he's optimistic, but there's more work to do.

“Where are y’all? This is a moment where you have literally less than a year of a Black president in the White House. We’ve had two Black men appointed to the Supreme Court, the President has appointed a Hispanic woman and a White woman to the Supreme Court. Why won’t these organizations, all of you, publicly call on this President to appoint a Black woman? How hard is it to send a tweet?

American Girl has emerged as one of the top businesses of its sort, selling millions of its beloved dolls and books aimed at young girls since debuting in 1986. This summer the company will reveal its latest doll, a girl from the civil rights era named Melody Ellison, as reported by CBS News. https://twitter.com/MelodyBodette/status/701943128249516032 The […]

Known as “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement” Rosa Parks was born today in 1913. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. “The only tired I was, was tired of […]

The Kentucky native was the first African-American and woman elected to the U.S. State Senate.

Archives from ABC13 uncovered footage of protests right here in Houston in the 1960s. In March of 1960, protestors engaged in their first sit-in which took place at the Weingarten Supermarket on Almeda. Students from TSU marched to the Weingarten Supermarket to protest segregation at lunch counters. Watch the video below of the never-before-seen footage: […]