Civil RIghts

On This Day in History: Dr. King Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1964King received the award one year after his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of 250,000 demonstrators in Washington, D.C.
Woman, Son Sue Southeast Missouri Town, Claiming HarassmentA southeast Missouri woman and her son are suing their hometown, the mayor and police, accusing them in federal court of harassment and violating their civil rights.
'Baltimore to Ferguson' Local Church Hosts Panel of ActivistsActivists from the riots in both Ferguson and Baltimore will help lead discussions at the Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral downtown.
Voter ID Laws Focus of Kansas Civil Rights CommitteeThe Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.
Federal Judge Narrows Brown Family Lawsuit Against FergusonA federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson.
Ex Illini Women's Basketball Players Sue School, CoachSeven claim civil rights were violated
Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor InfractionsThe federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.
Police And Activists Try To Tamp Down Tensions In Ferguson
St. Louis Family Revisits Selma in Honor of PatriarchA St. Louis family plans to drive to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march.
Darren Wilson 'Relieved' at No Charges From Feds"It also really does say that the narrative that came out from people like Dorian Johnson and the 'hands up, don't shoot,' that that narrative was simply false," Wilson's attorney Neil Bruntrager says.
Best MLK Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
ACLU Asks Court to Halt Punishment of Student Who Participated in Silent ProtestThe American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Kansas City School District today because the district violated a student’s First Amendment rights, according to a news release from the ACLU.
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