Race Issues
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Congressman John Lewis dies

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/18/20, 11:12 am

In 1965, police knocked the then-25-year-old civil rights leader to the ground and fractured his skull as he led hundreds of protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Nationally televised images of the incident, which became known as “Bloody Sunday,” helped spur opposition to racial segregation. John Lewis, who died on Friday at age 80, later turned to politics and went on to serve 33 years in Congress.

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Civil rights leader C.T. Vivian dies

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/17/20, 05:11 pm

A man who staged sit-ins in Peoria, Ill., more than a decade before the lunch-counter protests of the 1960s has died. The Rev. C.T. Vivian died of natural causes at his home in Atlanta on Friday. He was 95. His sons Mark and Albert and daughters Kira, Anita, Denise, and Jo Anna survive him.

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Capital punishment resumes

Human Race | Supreme Court allows first execution by the federal government in 17 years
by The Editors
Posted 7/16/20, 04:45 pm

Executed

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