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Southern states announce civil rights trail on MLK Day

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/15/18, 11:41 am

Fourteen states announced a joint effort today to preserve sites important in the civil rights movement. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail links 130 attractions across the South, from the place where lynching victim Emmett Till was found dead near Glendora, Miss., to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Many states have promoted their landmarks individually over the years, but the trail is the first single push to get visitors to take in civil rights history as a whole across state lines.

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Protesters heckle white supremacist during Florida speech

by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/19/17, 04:47 pm

Protesters heckled white supremacist Richard Spencer during his speech at the University of Florida on Thursday, shouting so loudly at times they drowned him out. Obviously irritated, Spencer asked at one point, “Are you adults? It doesn’t look like it.” Several hundred people gathered outside the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to protest Spencer’s appearance.

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Peaceful protest follows mass arrests in St. Louis

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/19/17, 11:39 am

Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis Monday night and chanted, “Free our people,” in support of those arrested Sunday night when vandalism accompanied anti-police demonstrations. Police rounded up about 80 people Sunday night after boxing in protesters and bystanders at a downtown intersection. Some of the arrestees say the police maneuver, called “kettling,” violated their constitutional rights, but no lawsuits have been filed in the matter yet. Three days and nights of protests followed Friday’s acquittal of former St.

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