Civil Rights

W. George Allen, Civil Rights Icon (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: W. George Allen

When W. George Allen graduated from the College of Law at the University of Florida in 1962, he was the first African American to do so. A year later, Mr. Allen is credited with filing the lawsuit that integrated Broward County and Hendry County public schools. He went on to practice law in Broward for just shy of a half century. As part of Black History month. Mr. Allen is set to speak at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. He shares with us his knowledge on the evolution and progress of the fight for civil rights.

My TV 33–02/10/2014

Eliott Rodriguez & Bob Adelman  (Source: MyTV 33)

Focus on South Florida: The Fight for Civil Rights

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is presenting an exhibition featuring images of that era taken by renowned photographer Bob Adelman. We take you inside the exhibit to focus on its significance.

My TV 33–02/03/2014

(Source: Bob Adelman)

Eye-Opening Civil Rights Era Photos On Display In Fort Lauderdale

At 83-years-old, photographer Bob Adelman has many stories to tell and he’s doing just that with his new South Florida exhibit which documents the civil rights movement.

CBS Miami–01/20/2014

(Source: CBS4)

NCAAP Wants Justice Dept. Investigation Of Miami Gardens Police

The U.S. Justice Department has been asked to open a civil rights investigation into allegations of harassment by several Miami Gardens police officers.

12/10/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 29: President and CEO of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous speaks during a National Press Club luncheon August 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. Jealous discussed on various topics including the issues raised in the trial of George Zimmerman over the killing of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NAACP President To Step Down At End Of This Year

The NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.

09/08/2013

Shirley Bailey Johnson was 17-years old when she attended the March on Washington in 1963. She returned to Washington D.C. 50 years later to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. (Source: CBS4)

Medgar Evers Goddaughter Shares March On Washington Memories

August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most seminal events in the civil rights struggle. The March on Washington for jobs and freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in U.S. history.

CBS Miami–08/28/2013

People gather at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on August 24, 2103, in Washington, DC, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. Tens of thousands gathered on August 24 to mark 50 years since the March on Washington, the civil rights watershed where Martin Luther King Jr famously declared: 'I have a dream.' The March on Washington is best remembered for King's stirring vision of a United States free of inequality and prejudice, telecast live to a nation undergoing a phenomenal decade of soul-searching, crisis and change. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo by:  JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. At Anniversary March

A Miami teenager’s name was included in speeches and on the minds of thousands of people as they marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, in Washington, D.C.

08/24/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Calls For “Justice” Mark 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Marting sparked nationwide protests calling for “justice for Trayvon.”

08/18/2013

George Zimmerman prepares to exit court for the day in his trial in Seminole circuit court June 27, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Jacob Langston-Pool/Getty Images)

Firearms Group Raised Money For Zimmerman’s Security

A gun group has raised thousands of dollars to help pay for security for George Zimmerman, but the money could end up being used to pay for defense costs and fees.

07/25/2013

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sharpton To Lead ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rallies

The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities this weekend including Miami to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

CBS Miami–07/17/2013

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