An Atlanta-area sheriff stands accused of punishing detainees by having them strapped into a restraint chair for hours even though they posed no threat and obeyed instructions. Now it will be up to a jury to decide whether Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill violated the men's civil rights.
The agency surveilled Franklin and those around her to gauge how deeply she was involved in organizations tied to Communism, the civil rights movement and the Black Power movement.
Marks, Mississippi, is where Martin Luther King Jr. chose in 1968 as the starting point for his Poor People's Campaign, which demanded economic justice for poor Americans of all backgrounds.
The Emmett Till Alerts will be sent to Black elected officials across Maryland — along with national civil rights organizations, clergy members and other leaders.
The Savannah Beach Wade-Ins of the early '60s are now memorialized near the Tybee Island pier.
To keep our cool in this record hot summer, most of us are probably choosing to spend more time in air conditioned spaces. But many people in prison, especially across the South, don’t have that option. Meanwhile, the federal Department of Justice is still investigating Georgia prisons, trying to get to the root of persistent violence there. They might take a look at the heat.
The Equal Justice Initiative addresses America's history of racial violence at a time when state lawmakers nationwide have been trying to limit teaching about divisive topics in public schools.
Civil rights icon and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young turns 90 on Saturday. He’s celebrating with four days of events. On Thursday, hundreds gathered for a peace walk through downtown Atlanta.
Passage of the legislation to make lynching a federal crime is a major milestone after more than 200 attempts to pass such legislation failed over the course of a century.
Autherine Lucy Foster's death comes less than a week after university officials dedicated the campus building where she briefly attended classes in her honor.
A jury found that Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao all deprived Floyd of his right to medical care, and that two of them failed to intervene as Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck.
A major part of the three former police officers' defense is that they were inadequately trained in intervention and that they deferred to the senior officer on the scene.
Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane's co-defendants, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, presented their cases last week.
Offensive memes, racist songs and slurs against Black people from the cellphones and social media accounts of the three men on trial portray a history of bigotry.
A University of Alabama building will share the names of a Klan leader and its first Black student