Civil Rights

Barbara Arnwine (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Black History Month: Democracy Shouldn’t Be This Hard, Lawyer Says

We began our Black History Month series looking at the marches in Selma, Ala. Voting rights were won, but the fight never ends.

02/27/2015

Cover of Lynda Blackmon Lowery's "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

Black History Month: Author Recalls Growing Up In Hateful South

At age 15, Lynda Blackmon Lowery marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama, to help change the South.

02/04/2015

Cover of Lynda Blackmon Lowery's "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

Black History Month: Activist Speaks On Power Of Youth During Civil Rights Movement

Leading up to the march from Selma to Montgomery, there were countless, daily, highly organized small marches by high schools students and even younger kids.

02/03/2015

Cover of Lynda Blackmon Lowery's "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

Black History Month: Activist Recalls ‘Bloody Sunday’ March In 1965

Lynda Blackmon Lowery was just 14 years old when she marched for voting rights in her hometown of Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965, also known as “Bloody Sunday.”

02/02/2015

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City Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Assassination Of Civil Rights Leader Malcolm X

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights leader Malcolm X was commemorated by the city of New York and federal officials Saturday.

01/17/2015

"Selma" chronicles the Martin Luther King Jr.-led march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama in 1965. (credit: Paramount Pictures)

Paramount, Black Business Leaders Team Up To Give Free ‘Selma’ Tickets To NYC Students

Seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students who present a student ID or report card at participating theaters will receive free tickets.

01/08/2015

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

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton Agrees To Review Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

The settlement comes after an investigation by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights into how Princeton and 75 other colleges across the country responded to sexual assault accusations.

11/05/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Mourners pay their respects at the funeral service for Eric Garner held at Bethel Baptist Church on July 23, 2014 in Brooklyn. Garner, 43, died after police put him in a chokehold outside of a convenience store on Staten Island for illegally selling cigarettes. (Photo by Julia Xanthos-POOL/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Expects Lawsuits To Be Filed In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton expects that a number of lawsuits will be filed in the wake of the death of a man in police custody.

07/27/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Attorney: Justice Department Report Could Strengthen Civil Rights Suits Against Newark

Attorney David Kreizer has several lawsuits against the City of Newark, but admitted that civil rights cases can be tough.

07/26/2014

President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Rev. Martin Luther KIng Jr. on July 3, 1964, in Washington D.C., after the president signed the Civil Rights Act. (Credit: Getty Images)

Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was A Victory For Women, Too

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/25/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Jason Collins Breaks Down Wall For Gay Athletes

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/24/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: The Day DOMA Was Defeated

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/23/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Voting Rights Act Gave African-Americans Voice In Government

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/22/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was Johnson’s Tribute To JFK

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/21/2014

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