Stories tagged: Civil Rights
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
On an October day in 1963, Jangaba Johnson walked into a downtown Spokane barbershop, sat down and waited for a haircut. And waited and waited.
Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:23 a.m.
A civil rights complaint has been filed on behalf of a Vancouver man, alleging that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer eavesdropped on a courthouse conversation between the man …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
The civil rights lawyer Joaquin Avila, who for decades fought discrimination in the classroom, the work place and the voting booth with groundbreaking success, has died, according to the Mexican …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
Members of Spokane’s black and faith communities are joining the congresswoman on a tour, led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, of several important sites during the Civil Rights movement …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says …” Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Embark on a journey of discovery and understanding when you and your family visit the destinations and landmarks that play a part in the American civil rights story.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
The murder of a Hispanic jailer in New Mexico in 1968 – a year of unrest in the United States – has long divided residents, scholars and civil rights advocates.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Spokane civil rights leaders say his lessons more relevant than ever
Some Spokane leaders say they can still hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s booming voice playing over and over in their minds. They still remember the joy and reverence he shared …
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Social movements build power and make change, and the Democrats would be wise to heed the lessons of Alabama.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Many in Mississippi’s African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum’s opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Civil rights advocates asked the new U.S. attorney in St. Louis on Friday to investigate allegations of police misconduct at recent protests that were sparked by the acquittal last month …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery bus boycott was on a demolition list in Detroit until it was saved by Parks’ niece and a Berlin-based artist, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
A column in last Saturday’s newspaper stated that transgender identity was neither normal or acceptable. That’s a lie. Or perhaps lie isn’t the right word – it’s probably not a …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Tuberculosis, family farms among reasons for Spokane’s low acceptance rate in World War I draft
The Spokesman-Review published current numbers from the Spokane County draft board.
Mon., July 24, 2017
A little context is critical here. It would be too easy to dismiss Donald Trump’s Commission on Electoral Integrity as superfluous evidence of the intellectual erosion of the Republican Party. …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
The Education Department’s top civil rights official’s “flippant” remarks are raising questions about the government’s commitment to fighting campus sexual violence, even as she issued her second apology in as …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
The White House on Thursday tapped a Washington labor lawyer known for representing large companies in discrimination lawsuits to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Eric Dreiband’s nomination immediately …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
When a memorial to Emmett Till was vandalized, high school students stepped up.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
A Western Washington woman shot by police in 2014 has filed a federal lawsuit contending her civil rights were violated.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
The ACLU of Montana says its membership has tripled and an interest from donors and supporters of civil liberties has been heightened.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements reached with police departments around …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison for opposing South Africa’s white minority government – much of that time alongside the country’s first black president, Nelson Mandela …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
The U.S. attorney for Montana has hired a prosecutor to focus on civil rights, part of a nationwide push by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a “legitimate president,” should be grateful for all that …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader’s daughter is encouraging Americans …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump Saturday criticized as “all talk … no action” Rep. John Lewis, who was repeatedly beaten and nearly lost his life in the long struggle for …