Tag: civil rights
Civil rights activist Bob Zellner is at it again—working for justice and equality.
Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment was already being hotly debated in the Virginia General Assembly when I became a member of the House of Delegates in 1978.
Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys criticized Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the political rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.
The restoration of civil rights after completing a sentence is automatic in most states and routine in those that have an application process.
Republicans have retained an attorney to challenge Gov. McAuliffe’s order restoring the civil rights of over 206,000 convicted felons.
Republican leaders called for a special session of the General Assembly to consider the Governor’s “Order for the Restoration of Rights.”
Last week gave me an opportunity to see another of my civil rights heroes, former governor Linwood Holton.
Senator Mark Obenshain issued a statement in response to the Governor’s action to restore the civil rights of over 200,000 convicted felons.
Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued statements regarding the Governor’s historic restoration of rights announcement.
House Speaker Bill Howell issued a statement on Governor McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the civil rights of 206,000 convicted felons.
Virginia Organizing leaders were presentas Gov. McAuliffe announced executive action to restore civil rights to 206,000 returning citizens.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today restored the voting and civil rights of more than 200,000 Virginians who were convicted of felonies.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders met Thursday at the National Urban League offices with leaders of nine historic civil rights organizations.
Civil rights pioneer and former UVA history professor Julian Bond passed away on Saturday after a brief illness. Bond, 75, was a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a key organization in the 1960s civil rights movement, and later was a Georgia state legislator, a founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and president of the NAACP.
Civil rights leader Gardner C. Taylor, a close friend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died in March at the age of 96. His death is a poignant reminder to scholars working to preserve the stories of civil rights leaders that time is short.
GetEQUAL marks fifth anniversary with launch of No Asterisks campaign for full federal LGBTQ equality
Five years after the launch of the network, GetEQUAL announced a LGBTQ Bill of Rights, as part of a new “No Asterisks” campaign for full LGBTQ equality.
Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, will be the Friday luncheon keynote speaker at a symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Feb. 19-20.
Myrlie Evers-Williams, author, civil rights activist and past chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be the keynote speaker for Black History Month at Washington and Lee University.
Spoiler alert: Selma, in theaters now, ends on a high note, with Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the State Capitol in Birmingham, Ala., marking the end of a campaign that pushed Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his impassioned “I Have a Dream Speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Two weeks earlier, a young girl played in the first integrated tennis match on the public courts of Richmond, Va.
Campus events and activities at James Madison University.
The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process.
Davon Miller received his certificate showing his rights had been restored at a meeting with the Governor and Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney.
Today Governor McAuliffe announced that Virginia has restored the civil and voting rights of over 5,100 ex-offenders, more than any other governor has done in just one year.
Augusta Free Press editors Crystal Graham and Chris Graham dive into two major news stories in this edition of Inside the Newsroom.
I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.
At the surface, the tensions over the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who killed unarmed suspects in a pair of recent petty-crime cases have been directed at police.