Civil Rights

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A car driven by a white supremacist plows into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 2017. The attack killed 32-year-old anti-racism protester Heather Heyer. (Photo: Ryan Kelly/The Daily Progress/WikiMedia Commons)
The head of the state's ACLU accused Oklahoma lawmakers of "attempting to silence the voices of their constituents and criminalize vital calls for accountability and racial justice."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Foot race for women at the Kentucky Relays at the University of Kentucky with outdoor track and field. (Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
"When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Demonstrators at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Miami, Florida on June 6, 2020. (Photo: LightRocket/Getty Images)
"H.B. 1 is a direct attack on the First Amendment. It is designed to stifle...

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Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot today to commemorate his 1961 release from a Mississippi prison where he served 37 days for "disorderly conduct," aka daring to use a bathroom labelled "white." A leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, the tireless Lewis has been arrested over 40 times fighting for civil rights - he calls it "good or necessary trouble" - for which we thank him.