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VIDEO: Civil and Human Rights Community Rallies in Support of the Voting Rights Act

Watch a video of supporters of the Voting Rights Act rallying outside of the Supreme Court in support of the Act on the day the Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of a key provision of the Act. Continue reading

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MLK’s Unfinished Business

Since his death in 1968, the civil and human rights movement has carried on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, broken down barriers, and created new opportunities for many who once faced exclusion and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national … Continue reading

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‘The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement’ on PBS

By Maddie Peare, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On Thursday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m., PBS will be showing the 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” which tells … Continue reading

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Watch: The ‘History of Voting’ (and the Fight to Expand, Not Restrict, Access to the Ballot)

Rock the Vote has put together a great video featuring Perez Hilton, John Legend, Darren Criss, and Bridget Kelly that gives viewers a quick take on the long march to extend voting rights in the United States from White male … Continue reading

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Nicholas Katzenbach – A Long and Well-lived Life

By Kenneth Zimmerman Special to UnfinishedBusiness.org With the passing of Nicholas deB. Katzenbach on May 9, this country lost a remarkable man who helped shape the foundation of this nation’s commitment to civil rights.  As a Senior Advisor to Presidents … Continue reading

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Marching in the Footsteps of Civil Rights Heroes

Every year, thousands of people gather in Alabama to commemorate the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March and continue the fight for justice and equality in America. On Wednesday, March 7, I joined colleagues from Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, … Continue reading

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Marching from Selma to Montgomery for Civil and Human Rights in 2012

By Sandy Thomas, a spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Thousands of people gather in Alabama every year to commemorate the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March and continue the fight for justice and equality in America. The … Continue reading

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