Congressional leaders have unveiled a new stamp that commemorates former Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who died in 2020 after serving more than three decades in Congress. The ceremony took place Wednesday at the Capitol.
Andrew Young, one of the last surviving members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle, recalls the journey to the signing of the Voting Rights Act as an arduous one, often marked by violence and bloodshed. Now 91, Young says voting rights have always been the vehicle for equality and notes that progress has never happened in a straight line.
President Biden visits Selma for the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Residents there are still recovering from tornadoes that ripped through the city in January.
On March 5, several notable Georgians will be in Selma, Ala., for the 58th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The system spawned a tornado that shredded homes, toppled roofs and uprooted trees in Selma, Ala.
The Brown Chapel AME Church, the landmark church that launched a national voting rights movement in Selma, Ala., tops this year's list of the nation's most endangered historic places.
During a commemoration of the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Elliott Smith's great-aunt pushed him across the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in a stroller. Decades later, just before her passing, Smith switched roles and guided her wheelchair across the same bridge in 2015. She was Amelia Boynton Robinson, who helped lead the 1965 march.
In 1965, John Lewis was nearly killed as he led a group of protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to protest racial discrimination in voting. On Sunday, his body crossed that bridge one last time.
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.
Proposed ideas include renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of the late congressman and passing expanded voting rights legislation in his name.
Atlanta Congressman John Lewis made a surprise appearance Sunday in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the march across the Edmund...
In 1965 the Rev. James Reeb was attacked and savagely beaten on the streets of Selma, Alabama. Days later, Reeb died of head injuries in a Birmingham...
The 1999 Disney made-for-television movie, “Selma, Lord, Selma,” explores Martin Luther King Jr.'s later years in Selma, Alabama. The movie is told...
When Kathryn Mayo decided to pursue an art project in her hometown of Selma Alabama, she was afraid she might not speak the language anymore. “One of...