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50 Years After Their Mug Shots, Portraits of Mississippi’s Freedom Riders | The New York Times [Lens] The journalist and photographer Eric Etheridge provides visual and oral histories of the courageous men and women known as the Freedom Riders in the 1960s.

Maurice Berger, The New York Times Gloria Bouknight, at 20 years old, and at 74 in 2015. While living in New York City, she discovered the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, on a visit to Harlem, and became an active member. Since then, she started a business representing European designers in the United States, and she now works as a wardrobe consultant for executive women. Credit Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History; Eric Etheridge. Featured Image seven months in 1961, hundreds of black and white volunteers descended on Southern bus and train stations. These Freedom Riders, […]

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(1990) Bush Vetoes Civil Rights Bill | The Washington Post

Ann Devroy , The Washington Post Bush yesterday vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, prompting the sharpest criticism he has endured from women, unions, blacks and other minorities since taking office. In a three-page veto message to Congress, Bush said that “despite the use of the term ‘civil rights,’ ” the legislation “actually employs a maze of highly legalistic language to introduce the destructive force of quotas” in the workplace. The dispute has centered largely on the defenses available in the legislation to employers sued for so-called “unintentional” discrimination. The White House has charged that the provisions in the […]

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He Was ‘Socializing’ With a White Woman—Then Ended Up Dead | Daily Beast In 1983, Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured after being dragged behind a truck and fatally stabbed more than 30 times. One of his accused killers was convicted Tuesday.

In 1983, Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured after being dragged behind a truck and fatally stabbed more than 30 times. One of his accused killers was convicted Tuesday.

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Found: Rosa Parks’s Arrest Warrant, and More Traces of Civil Rights History | The New York Times When the Montgomery bus boycott electrified the struggle against segregation, it was all recorded in appeals bonds, court motions and $10 fines. A forgotten trove has turned up in a courthouse vault.

When the Montgomery bus boycott electrified the struggle against segregation, it was all recorded in appeals bonds, court motions and $10 fines. A forgotten trove has turned up in a courthouse vault.

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Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies | Afro Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88.

Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88.

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Unseen photographs of civil rights conflict in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 | The Guardian The Observer dispatched photographer Colin Jones to cover the story and capture the activism centred around the 16th Street Baptist church.

The Observer dispatched photographer Colin Jones to cover the story and capture the activism centred around the 16th Street Baptist church.

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