Late Rep. John Lewis To Lie In State At U.S. Capitol

POLITICS 07/23/2020 08:49 pm ET By Dominique Mosbergen The body of John Lewis, the late Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday in a joint statement.

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Barack Obama: John Lewis ‘Risked His Life’ So This Nation Could ‘Live Up To Its Promise’

POLITICS 07/18/2020 02:54 am ET By Mary Papenfuss   Rep. John Lewis battled tirelessly for civil rights inspired by a faith that humanity yearns to do what’s right, former President Barack Obama wrote in a moving tribute to his friend on Friday. “He loved this country so much that he risked

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Former Rep. John Conyers, Longest-Serving Black Member Of Congress, Dies At 90

10/27/2019 04:07 pm ET By Hayley Miller and Sanjana Karanth Former Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who spent more than five decades in Congress until he resigned two years ago, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said. The civil rights icon served the Detroit area in the

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$1.6 Million in Grants to Organizations Dedicated to Uncovering Untold Stories and Preserving Black History

ADW News Desk July 8, 2019 Morris Brown College’s Fountain Hall is among the 22 recipients of $1.6 million in grant funds from the National Trust for Historic Preservation through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (Action Fund). The award was announced at Essence Festival in New Orleans last

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Presidential Hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, in Selma, says U.S. Failing its People

March 3, 2019 / 1:34 PM by: Katharine Jackson (Reuters) – Presidential hopeful Cory Booker told a service commemorating the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march, a turning point in the civil rights movement, that the United States is still failing many Americans, citing poverty and gun violence as constant threats. Booker,

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Milwaukee College Prep 6th-Grade Students Pay Homage to Icons for Black History Month

9:05 AM PST, February 8, 2019  MAYA CHUNG A group of sixth-grade students in Milwaukee is kicking off Black History Month by paying homage to influential black figures. From Biggie Smalls to Michelle Obama, students at Milwaukee College Prep are recreating iconic photos to honor people of color who have made huge

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