• Called "the mother of the civil rights movement," Rosa Parks invigorated the struggle for racial equality when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. (nps.gov)
  • After significant strides in the '60s and '70s, the civil rights movement suffered numerous setbacks, particularly during the Reagan years, Bond said. (baltimoresun.com)
  • He termed President Reagan an 'amiable incompetent' and blamed his administration for dismantling affirmative-action programs and working to discredit the civil rights movement and its leaders. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Learn about the traditionally untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement, specifically the role of women of color. (ohs.org)
  • Speakers will share reflections on their work in the Oregon Civil Rights Movement - their struggles and greatest memories - as well as advice for young activists on how to get involved and what they can do to make a positive difference in their local communities. (ohs.org)
  • The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, 89, one of the bravest and most dynamic leaders of the civil rights movement, who survived bombings, beatings and dozens of arrests in his efforts to end segregation in Birmingham, Ala., and throughout the South, died Oct. 5 at a Birmingham hospital. (commondreams.org)
  • Rev. Shuttlesworth, a Baptist minister and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, helped establish nonviolent resistance as a central tenet of the civil rights movement, often at great personal risk. (commondreams.org)
  • Rev. Shuttlesworth's biographer, Andrew Manis, told the Birmingham News in 1999: "There was not a person in the civil rights movement who put himself in the position of being killed more often than Fred Shuttlesworth. (commondreams.org)
  • In No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement, Joe Shapiro of U.S. News & World Report tells of a political awakening few nondisabled Americans have even imagined. (google.com)
  • Hamer's testimony would become one of the most powerful speeches of the civil rights movement. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The law, described in 1964 as "an idea whose time has come," was enacted following some of the most difficult and violent days of the civil rights movement, and over the strong objections of some of the significant political figures of the day. (eeoc.gov)
  • Thus, the story of "Strange Fruit" brings together the life of the greatest jazz songstress of all time with the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, the history of left wing politics of the 1930's through the 1950's, the story of a landmark New York nightclub, and the mores of an exceptional era in the world of entertainment. (allaboutjazz.com)
  • It will also provide another link showing how modern jazz emerged in tandem with the Civil Rights movement, and how music can be a powerful political statement. (allaboutjazz.com)
  • This book is significant in that it gives us a very different picture of who was involved in the civil rights movement. (baylor.edu)
  • This labor-based civil rights movement could not withstand the Cold War conservative backlash and lost a decertification election in 1950. (libcom.org)
  • The demise of Local 22, according to Korstad, deprived the labor movement of a broad vision of social change and the civil rights movement of a vision of economic as well as racial emancipation. (libcom.org)
  • Participants (classroom teachers in grades 5-12) will learn the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement and receive resources and strategies to bring it home to their students. (duke.edu)
  • They will have the unique opportunity to learn from the people who made the civil rights movement happen, and from the leading scholars of the era. (duke.edu)
  • 1) The Civil Rights Movement was a primary force for the expansion of democracy for all. (duke.edu)
  • The Civil Rights Movement: Grass Roots Perspectives is powered by WordPress at Duke WordPress Sites . (duke.edu)
  • The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help and Waterkeeper Alliance, supported by Earthjustice, have filed a complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Civil Rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleging that North Carolina's lax regulation of hog waste disposal discriminates against communities of color in eastern North Carolina. (earthjustice.org)
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination on the basis of color, religion, national origin and gender. (earthjustice.org)
  • La Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 prohibió la discriminación en base a color, religión, origen nacional y género. (earthjustice.org)
  • The president, who would eventually sign the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, sent political advisers to persuade Hamer not to make her appeal to the credentials committee. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Tonight, I recognize a civil rights hero whose work is no small part of the reason I and many other African American members of Congress are able to stand before you today," said Democratic Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, who worked on Hamer's unsuccessful 1964 congressional campaign and now represents Mississippi's 2nd District. (washingtonpost.com)
  • TAMPA, Fla. - Several government agencies will join forces on July 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today. (eeoc.gov)
  • EEOC Tampa Field Office Director Georgia Marchbanks remarked, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is without question one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever enacted. (eeoc.gov)
  • Victoria Gray Adams, who helped open Freedom Schools that pushed for civil rights in Mississippi in 1964 and became a founding member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, died Saturday at her home.She was 73. (crooksandliars.com)
  • The real tragedy is prejudice, our society's and the medical establishment's refusal to recognize that the disabled person is entitled to every right and privilege America can offer. (google.com)
  • Robert Korstad's Civil Rights Unionism is a gripping and important account of the rise and fall of Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers of America-CIO between 1943 and 1950. (libcom.org)
  • No court documents have been filed on behalf of any of the five defendants listed in the federal civil suit complaint, which names the four former deputies and the county. (oaklandnorth.net)
  • Since 1968, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has conducted the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools. (ed.gov)
  • Rev. Shuttlesworth is often ranked in the highest tier of the nation's civil rights leaders, alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, but few suffered more on the front lines. (commondreams.org)
  • These recommendations call for plans to resolve discrimination complaints, ensure the quality of OASCR databases, and develop a department-level strategic plan for unifying USDA civil rights activities. (gao.gov)
  • To paraphrase President Lyndon B. Johnson, no memorial, oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor their memory than upholding and celebrating the civil rights bill for which they fought so long. (eeoc.gov)
  • The CRDC is a longstanding and important aspect of the ED Office for Civil Rights (OCR) overall strategy for administering and enforcing the civil rights statutes for which it is responsible. (ed.gov)
  • She worked for seven years as a civil rights attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in both Washington D.C. and New York City, and served as director of the NAACP's Black Women's Employment Program. (ohs.org)
  • Soria's lawyer, Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, along with two associate attorneys, DeWitt Lacy and K. Chike Odiwe, filed suit on October 8 alleging that the former deputies, county policymakers and supervisors violated Soria's protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. (oaklandnorth.net)
  • During a March 21 event at J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Washington, DC, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released new data from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) revealing wide disparities in the educational experiences of Asian American and white students compared to other students of color. (all4ed.org)
  • The suit alleges that the deputies infringed upon Soria's Eighth Amendment right to protection from cruel and unusual punishment and that the "unwarranted and excessive force" used against him violated his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. (oaklandnorth.net)
  • Robert Korstad, Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth South (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). (libcom.org)
  • Community members have repeatedly asked the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for stronger protections, but are now seeking help from the EPA, stating that a recent decision by DENR to issue a permit that will cover thousands of hog facilities without adequate waste disposal controls violates federal law and civil rights. (earthjustice.org)
  • After a decade of courtroom losses, convicted killer Henry Skinner won big Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that he could use a federal civil rights law to pursue his goal of obtaining DNA testing for knives, an ax handle and other crime-scene evidence. (chron.com)
  • Skinner's lawyer, Robert Owen of the University of Texas Capital Punishment Center , said "six or seven" of the courts previously had sanctioned such action under Section 1983 of federal civil rights law. (chron.com)
  • His most recent attempt came as a federal civil rights appeal. (chron.com)
  • Since 1968, the federal government has collected civil rights data about schools. (ed.gov)
  • In September 2018, the ACLU filed suit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook and 10 of its advertisers, arguing that the platform's targeted advertising tools violated federal civil rights laws by preventing women and older men from seeing job ads. (fordfound.org)
  • Hayward resident Fernando Miguel Soria is suing Alameda County and four former sheriff's deputies in federal district court for allegedly violating his civil rights while he was a pretrial detainee in 2016 at Santa Rita jail, which is managed and staffed by sheriff's office deputies. (oaklandnorth.net)
  • Protecting all students' civil rights is at the core of the Department's mission," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (ed.gov)
  • The EEOC's Tampa Field Office will join the Hillsborough County Office of Community Affairs and the City of Tampa's Office of Human Rights to host an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the law. (eeoc.gov)
  • On January 17, 2019, Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) initiative on the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion , which is overseen by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in partnership with the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). (ed.gov)
  • Washington The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). (ed.gov)
  • County Executive Ed Day, right, and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert give an update regarding the effects of the State of Emergency Declaration in New City on Friday, March 29, 2019. (northjersey.com)
  • most Americans, assuming that a quadriplegic's life was not worth living, supported his decision to commit suicide rather than cope with a system that denied him the right to work or make his own decisions. (google.com)
  • Ms. Hamer taught black Mississippians how to read and write in order for them to pass discriminatory voter tests designed to prevent black Americans from utilizing their right to vote. (washingtonpost.com)
  • First and foremost, it emphasizes the role women played in civil rights activities," said James SoRelle, Ph.D., Baylor professor of history. (baylor.edu)