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  • Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'

    Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'
    When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him.
  • Renisha McBride, killed on porch while seeking help, buried in Detroit

    Renisha McBride, killed on porch while seeking help, buried in Detroit
    Less than a week after she was killed by a shotgun blast to the face while seeking help for a car accident, Renisha McBride went to her final resting place on Friday, the latest civil rights figure in a panoply of slain young African Americans. A steady...

    50 years on, civil rights movement has changed with the times

    50 years on, civil rights movement has changed with the times
    Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and if you've missed all the hoopla surrounding it in the past week, you must have been making a conscious effort to avoid it. I think anniversary commemorations are...

    Willie Louis dies at 76; witness to 1955 murder of Emmett Till

    Willie Louis dies at 76; witness to 1955 murder of Emmett Till
    Willie Louis, a witness to the murder of Emmett Till who testified in court in the case that opened the nation's eyes to the dangerous discrimination facing African Americans in the 1950s, died of intestinal bleeding July 18 at a hospital in a Chicago...

    Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'

    Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'
    ORLANDO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke about Trayvon Martin before appearing at the NAACP national convention here Wednesday morning, faulting the jury that acquitted Martin’s killer for being biased and relying on the state’s “...