Nation Topics - Civil Rights Activism
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Protesters decry acquittal of three New York City police officers on trial for firing 50 bullets at an unarmed man.
As safety scandals dampen the public's appetite for cheap imports, the European Union is raising doubts about standards and oversight in the US toy industry.
Seeking media justice--not just reform.
Immigrants hit the road for civil rights.
In his memoir, Taking Liberties, Aryeh Neier emerges, almost
despite himself, as a fascinating man.
When Attorney General John Ashcroft felt obliged to go out campaigning
in August in defense of the USA Patriot Act, his problem wasn't just
what people were saying about the act.
Late one night in October 1961, I flew from Atlanta to Jackson,
Mississippi, with Bob Moses.
Benjamin Elijah Mays--devout Christian minister, uncompromising advocate
for justice, career educator and longtime president of Morehouse College
in Atlanta--was called the "Schoolmaster of the
The life of Dr.
From 1961 to 1966, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. wrote an annual essay for The Nation on the state of civil rights and race relations in America. In 1965, he wrote about the power of demonstrations and "legislation written in the streets."
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