If we want to understand the state of race in America, we need to know our past – particularly the painful parts.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
On February 18, 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot in the stomach while unarmed and defending his mother from being beaten by law enforcement during a peaceful protest. He died on February 26 and is attributed to sparking the Selma-to-Montgomery marches that set the stage for the Voting Rights Act.
Week 5 in the Alabama Legislature saw some committee action on a few controversial bills dealing with drug trafficking, abortion, and the Ten Commandments. Stay up to date and learn what's coming up next.
50 years ago today, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, nine White highway patrolmen opened fire on a group of unarmed Black college students who were peacefully assembled to protest a bowling alley's refusal to allow them service.