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Comic Book Artist Goes from Superheroes to Civil Rights
August 9, 2018
People familiar with the 2013 graphic novel "March'' and its two sequels already know that Lewis' illustrated history of his role in the civil rights movement became a sensation. Despite critics who thought a "comic book'' was too pulpy for an elder statesman's story, it triumphed on the New York Times best-seller list. The third installation went on to win the National Book Award, a first for a graphic novel. ... read more »
Black Female Pilot Makes History in Alabama National Guard
August 2, 2018
News outlets report that 2nd Lt. Kayla Freeman of Huntsville graduated from Fort Rucker's Army Aviation School last month, following her 2016 graduation from Tuskegee University where she was enrolled in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.  ... read more »
Rosa Parks House Has Buyers, Working Out Details
August 2, 2018
The house was included in an auction by Guernsey's in New York as part of a larger sale of African American cultural and historic items. It was listed with a minimum bid of $1 million, with a presale estimate of $1 million to $3 million. ... read more »
Brenda Lee Eager
Start Date: July 26, 2018 End Date: July 26, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm To 9:00 pm Location:Culver City City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA Website: ... ... read more / view event »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
Tuskegee Names First Permanent Female President
May 9, 2018
Charlotte Morris has served as Tuskegee's president on an interim basis since Brian Johnson's removal last year, but McNair is the first woman to hold the job on a permanent basis. ... read more »
Lynching Memorial and Museum in Montgomery Open to Public
April 27, 2018
The summit, museum and memorial are projects of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery-based legal advocacy group founded by attorney Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson won a MacArthur "genius'' award for his human rights work. ... read more »
MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?
April 5, 2018
Fifty years after his assassination, some of these barriers have fallen _ but others remain. ... read more »
Family of Alabama Teen Beaten by Police Wants Answers 
January 4, 2018
The family of a teen severely beaten by Troy, Alabama police delivered a statement to the public last week, along with their attorney Benjamin Crump, who is becoming widely known for taking on civil rights cases.   ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (11/9-11/15/17)
November 13, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Student Athlete of the Week: Keishawn Bierria
August 24, 2017
Only the biggest stages can handle him and he is no stranger to postseason matchups. ... read more »
Chargers agree to terms with Square
March 13, 2017
Damion Square appeared in 11 games in 2016, totaling 31 tackles, six tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 10 pressures ... read more »
Alabama officer indicted on murder charges in fatal shooting
November 22, 2016
A white police officer in Alabama was indicted Friday on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man who died just yards from his front door. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (11/10-11/16/2016)
November 13, 2016
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond ... read more / view gallery »
Memorial to confront South’s troubled history of lynchings
September 28, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors wince: a memorial to black lynching victims. ... read more »
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