Stories tagged: civil rights
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
The cars came one by one, down a gravel road and through a cotton field, to the edge of the Tallahatchie River and the spot where, 64 years ago, historians …
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Idaho’s attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against workplace discrimination.
Sun., July 7, 2019
Christopher Lawrence has seen massive social changes in the 50 years since the riots at the Stonewall Inn, and he’s helped a lot of those changes come about in Spokane …
Tue., June 18, 2019
A Spokane jury a black man in Spokane a judgment of $200 after he sued the Pantages Theater for ordering him to sit in the second balcony.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019
Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become …
Sun., June 2, 2019
There are many reasons why someone might want to make a road tour through America’s Deep South. Aside from the food, the scenery, the music and literature, my own personal …
Sat., April 27, 2019
Author, black historian Jerrelene Williamson to receive Spokane award after lifetime of storytelling
A go-to source for reporters and others seeking the pulse of the African American community in Spokane, Jerrelene Williamson will be inducted into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame next …
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019
Senate gives final approval to bill setting aside April 10 and Dolores Huerta Day.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
The ban on public dances – the last vestige of the Spanish flu quarantine – was finally lifted.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Sociology professor Darryl Brice visited Spokane Community College on Thursday to discuss the ways in which key pieces of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy have been omitted from public discourse.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …