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Not Black and White: Fees That Threaten March Unite Selma

Not Black and White: Fees That Threaten March Unite Selma

By Jay Reeves | Feb 26
Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

Support Seen for LGBT Rights March in DC

Support Seen for LGBT Rights March in DC

By Sari Staver | Feb 12
A recently announced National Pride March, set for Sunday, June 11 in Washington, D.C., has gathered a "groundswell of support" around the country, according to Sue Doster, co-president of InterPride.

Previous to Stonewall: Early Actions in the LGBT Equality Fight

By Jeff Taylor | Oct 10
The following are just some of the sit-ins, protests and spontaneous acts of rebellion the happened before Stonewall and also stand as key moments where activists stood up and said enough is enough.

LGBT History Month: Before Stonewall, There Was Cooper Donuts

By Christiana Lilly | Oct 9
Sure, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City get all the glory, but ten years earlier there was a small, nearly forgotten uprising to which the movement's roots can also be traced: Cooper Donuts in Los Angeles.

How Emmett Till's Murder Revolutionized the Civil Rights Movement

How Emmett Till's Murder Revolutionized the Civil Rights Movement

Sep 30
One of the most-anticipated exhibits at The Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is a casket that carried the body of Emmett Till 61 years ago.

Forget the 'Suffering Olympics' - We're In This Together

By Jeff Taylor | Apr 17
We are all potential victims of discrimination. We all need to band together more than ever.

Black Leaders: Supreme Court Standoff a Civil Rights Issue

By Kathleen Hennessey | Feb 19
President Barack Obama's impending standoff with Republicans over filling a Supreme Court vacancy in the final months of his term is matter of civil rights and respect for the first African-American president, black leaders say.

Philly Celebrates its Gay Past

By Christiana Lilly | May 31
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of early GLBT civil rights demonstrations, the people of Philly are coming together in a big way.

Philadelphia Celebrates 50 Years of the LGBT Rights Movement

By Mike Halterman | May 17
On July 4, 1965, the very first LGBT rights demonstrations in the United States were held in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

NCLR's Kate Kendell Honors Gay Pioneer Barbara Gittings

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 14
The National Center for Lesbian Rights Kate Kendell will pay tribute to pioneer Barbara Gittings at the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration on July 4 at Independence Hall.

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