Five Truths about Black History

If we want to understand the state of race in America, we need to know our past – particularly the painful parts.

February 21, 2018

ACLU Archives: Jimmie Lee Jackson

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.

February 16, 2018

Week 5: Legislative Update 2018

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.

February 9, 2018

ACLU Archives: Orangeburg Massacre

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.

February 8, 2018

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