Stars Fall on Alabama This Weekend for Selma50

Current and former heads of state, policymakers, civil rights leaders and entertainers are in Selma or making their way there to attend star-studded events in honor of the 50th Anniversary of historic events chronicled...

Selma50 Workshops Focus on Today’s Civil Rights Issues

The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is more than a commemoration of "Bloody Sunday" and the movement for voting rights 50 years ago. Its activities reflect the on-going nature of the Freedom Movement. A host of...

Obama’s Selma Speech To Invoke Continuing Obligation to the Freedom Struggle

Later this week President Barack Obama will likely invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present during his visit to Selma on Saturday. The nation's first Black president plans a speech from the Edmund...

Selma Jubilee Youth Summit Turns Up Issues Facing NextGen Leaders

An extraordinary group of nationally and internationally renowned next-generation leaders and veterans of the voting rights movement will convene for Selma50 to discuss the past and set a course to tackle modern-day civil rights...

President Obama Budgets $50 Million to Restore Civil Rights Sites

President Barack Obama is calling for $50 million to restore national parks sites associated with the civil rights movement to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The president’s budget -- which has...

Moral Monday: Anatomy of a 21st-Century Movement

Listening to Rev. William Barber II is like a lesson in ancient theology applied to 21st century life. It sounds old, yet feels new. It echoes an ancient struggle between good and evil, though,...

SCLC Hosts National Convention in Birmingham Aug. 10-13

The country's leading civil icons, institutional leaders and celebrities including actress Robin Givens, actor and activist Dick Gregory, Rev. Jesse Jackson, journalist George Curry, Dr. Bernice King, Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd, and other dignitaries from around the...

Civil Rights Vets Honored at Freedom Summer’s 50th Anniversary in Mississippi

The Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Committee convenes the Freedom 50 Conference June 25-29 at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, to celebrate the civil and human rights accomplishments of brave activists who combated segregation...

“FOR COLORED GIRLS” Choreopoem Set for Monday June 16th

AIDS Alabama will present FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE /WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange at the Alabama School of Fine Arts Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre on Monday, June 16,...

50 Cities/50 Cars/50 Voters Campaign to Register One Million Voters

The 49th Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorating Bloody Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965 kicks off a yearlong voter registration campaign to restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law...