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Seventy years after Robert W. Hainsworth sued the Harris County Commissioner’s court to desegregate the county law library, a group of elected officials and prominent black lawyers dedicated the library Thursday in honor of the late lawyer and civil rights leader. Hainsworth, a native of Houston, returned to the city in 1949 after graduating from …

On Friday December 10, the Cleveland Restoration Company hosted its annual community lunch at Cory United Methodist Church—An important historical and cultural landmark in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland. Earlier this year, the CBC received a grant of $ 500,000 from the National Park Service African-American Civil Rights Historical Preservation Fund for the exterior restoration …

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that the government has reached a settlement agreement with the City of Waterbury to ensure that people with disabilities can physically access polling stations. The settlement agreement resolves a complaint filed with the US Department of Justice that the City of …

He studied at the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College in New York) in the early 1940s and graduated with a BA in history from Wheaton, Ill. In 1947. He returned to Birmingham after the gunshot death. the police of a black minister. who had registered black voters. “I went to the funeral home where …

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit E-mail To print Courtesy of Google Street View A recent report by KSTP News helped shed light on a blatant racially motivated attack on a black US Bank customer that took place last year – following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Joe Morrow, a young black working-class man, …

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has concluded an investigation into whether the state of Iowa is submitting residents of the Glenwood and Woodward Resource Centers, two institutions operated by the The state for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities (IDD) in Glenwood and Woodward, Iowa, respectively, …

By Christina Carrega, CNN Georgia’s struggling prison system agreed to pay $ 2.2 million to the family of a transgender woman, whose suicide threats were ignored and who was left hanged in her cell for several minutes before being sentenced to death. medical care, according to surveillance video and affidavits filed in a civil lawsuit. …

By Pui-Yan Lam, Lance Kissler, Kurtis Robinson and Katy Sheehan As Spokane grows and diversifies, our institutions must grow and change to respond to the present moment. That’s why a coalition of community organizations have worked together for years to imagine and create a proposal for a multi-faceted Office of Civil Rights, Equity and Inclusion …

A New York City police department has been the subject of a federal civil rights investigation over concerns its officers may be involved in discriminatory police activity. The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation, the fourth this year, into the Mount Vernon Police Department over concerns of unconstitutional conduct. The habit or practice investigation …

Sara Beth Myers, a former civil rights attorney and community advocate with a long history of public policy achievements and major court victories, announced her campaign for Davidson County District Attorney on Wednesday, December 1 2021. A new progressive challenger tossed his hat in the ring for the Nashville District Attorney’s race next year. Longtime …