Race Issues
Associated Press

Birmingham +50

Civil Rights | Relations between blacks and whites have improved in what was once a hotbed of racist violence, but a lot of work remains
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/06/13, 01:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Police believe that after midnight on Sept. 15, 1963, four white Klansmen planted 11 sticks of dynamite wrapped in paper in the basement stairwell of 16th Street Baptist Church, a Birmingham church founded by emancipated slaves in 1873. That September, the first few African-American children had integrated the white Birmingham public schools. The furious Klansmen set the timer on the bomb for Sunday morning.

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Unfair and unjust in Louisiana

by Cal Thomas
Posted 9/05/13, 12:42 pm

Before Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department move forward with a lawsuit to block vouchers for thousands of low-income students trapped in failing Louisiana public schools, he ought to speak to parents whose children benefit from the statewide voucher measure called the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

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50 years later

Civil Rights | People of all colors gather in Washington to keep alive memories of a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/28/13, 06:51 pm

WASHINGTON—Tens of thousands of people from around the world converged on the National Mall Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

“Because they marched, America changed,” said President Barack Obama, delivering remarks at the base of the Lincoln Memorial at 3:05 p.m.—the same time King gave his address 50 years prior.

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