Tag Archives: Selma

04Nov/17

Latest JFK files include secret documents on Martin Luther King

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – The latest trove of formerly classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy included about a dozen secret documents on slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, including an FBI dossier that alleged King may have fathered an illegitimate child and had an affair with folk singer Joan Baez. Continue reading

16Jan/17

Lewis: “Never, ever hate”

In his first public comments since getting into a war of words with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, civil rights icon John Lewis honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by telling a crowd of young men at a breakfast in Miami to, “never, ever hate.” Continue reading

15Jan/17

Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attacks civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis on twitter.

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18May/15

Obama gets his own account on Twitter: ‘It’s Barack. Really!’

President Barack Obama starts his own Twitter account, quickly amassing tens of thousands of followers.

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11Mar/15

President Johnson’s condolence letter to Coretta Scott King goes up for auction

The condolence letter written by President Lyndon Johnson to the widow of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. after his assassination heads to auction.

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09Mar/15

University of Oklahoma shuts “disgraceful” fraternity for racist video

University of Oklahoma bands together to discredit racist behavior of campus fraternity.
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08Mar/15

On Selma anniversary, Obama says racial progress made but more needed

U.S. President Barack Obama observes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights confrontation in March 1965 in which police in Selma, Alabama beat protesters marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for African Americans.
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22Feb/15

Stars celebrate independent films at Spirit awards as Oscar battle heats up

Michael Keaton, Oprah Winfrey and Emma Stone are among the stars on the red carpet for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards.
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