Legislative remedies prove ineffective in reconciling religious freedom claims with concerns about discrimination, so the battle is waged via executive orders.
In a show of solidarity, several of Atlanta's prominent civil rights attorneys united in a joint press conference in front of City Hall on Monday morning to criticize what they said was a two-faced effort on behalf of Mayor Lance Bottoms and the city attorney's office in the handling of police brutality cases.
The arrests of militiamen who allegedly plotted to kidnap Michigan's governor echo loudly in the Idaho Panhandle, a region long synonymous with anti-government extremism.
As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country, a lot of white people joined in to help the cause. In many cities Black leaders are being deliberate about the roles "white allies" play.
Ben Crump, who represents the family of Jacob Blake, and Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, share their views on what a March on Washington means in 2020.
In his remarks, the civil rights activist evoked a series of Black victims of violence, from George Floyd to Breonna Taylor.
The murder of Emmett Till 65 years ago this week became a catalyst for the civil rights movement. Radio Diaries tells a lesser-known story of a Black man killed in a nearby town three months later.
In her new book, writer Vicky Osterweil argues that looting is a powerful tool to bring about real, lasting change in society.
Since the death of John Lewis on July 17, tributes, photographs and stories of the beloved civil rights leader — who became known as the “Conscience of the Congress” — have proliferated across media. On Second Thought takes a moment to remember John Lewis, and airs a clip from the congressman’s interview with Chuck Reece of The Bitter Southerner podcast.
Oprah called him a 'giant for justice.' Former Vice President Biden praised his capacity for love, and his family remembered a civil rights hero, loving husband and father.
While the late Rep. John Lewis is not someone whose shoes are easy to fill, state law requires the Democratic Party of Georgia to replace him on the November ballot.
The party's executive committee voted Monday to select party chairwoman Nikema Williams, a state senator whose Atlanta district partially includes the 5th Congressional district that Lewis represented for more than three decades in the U.S. House.
GPB political reporter Stephen Fowler joined All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington to explain the speedy process.
Racial terrorism was shockingly common in the years between Reconstruction and the civil rights movement. Researchers count some 4,400 African-Americans...
The Rev. Vivian, a civil rights veteran who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and served as head of the organization co-founded by the civil rights icon, has died at home in Atlanta of natural causes Friday morning, July 17, 2020.
In 1970, a riot devastated the African American neighborhoods of Augusta, Georgia. Remarkably, many locals and historians have never heard of this...
A two-year investigation concludes the social network's leaders made decisions that were "significant setbacks for civil rights."