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Organizers of the Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford were disappointed to find that a small group of protesters chose to stake the two-day event as organizers followed strict guidelines requiring attendees to present a vaccine certificate. The festival, named after the legendary African-American abolitionist who visited Wexford in 1845, saw all manner of important …

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission took a stand last week in favor of academic freedom, passing a resolution opposing two state laws that would ban critical race theory in K-12 public schools. The committee of Monday 22 November discussed Senate Bill 460 and Bill 5097, affirming a position against “any legislation which encourages censorship and …

In the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement forever changed the course of history in America. Many of the places that created the environment for such a monumental change can be found here, in our own backyard. Alabama’s role in the civil rights movement is undeniable. Across the state, our towns and villages have …

Meet the Composers of Freedom Riders: The Musical for Civil Rights Richard Allen and Taran Gray If you’ve been on the New York Theater Festival circuit for the past five years, or if you’ve seen the viral social media rehearsal footage of High Notes and Harmonic Excellence on TikTok, there’s a good chance that you …

Shabazz was found at her home in Brooklyn on Monday, a New York City Police spokesperson said, adding that her death appeared to be from natural causes. PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Malikah Shabazz, one of six daughters of murdered civil rights leader Malcolm X, was found dead at …

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) – Jersey City now has its first bronze statue in honor of a female civil rights leader. A 9-foot monument depicting Mary McLeod Bethune was unveiled on Saturday afternoon in the newly constructed Bethune Park. Bethune founded a national council for black women and served as president of several organizations …

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Prominent Russian and international rights activists have urged Moscow to end a legal campaign to shut down Memorial, the country’s main civil society group, which is the latest target of a major Kremlin crackdown on activists and government critics. Memorial branches emerged around the Soviet Union during a period of liberal reform in the late …

Four people arrested during a 2019 protest at the Westminster Woods Camp and Conference Center, near Occidental, filed a lawsuit against Sonoma County, the camp and four individual parties on Monday under federal Human Rights law. rights, claiming that their treatment in the Sonoma County Jail amounted to torture. “They have been deprived of food, …

A black Ohio police officer whose leader left a sheet of paper with the words “Ku Klux Klan” on his raincoat this summer, a shocking discovery captured in surveillance video obtained by the officer’s attorneys, filed Thursday a complaint of discrimination to the state. Civil Rights Commission. The officer, Keith Pool, said during a video …