Civil Rights Icon, Long-Time Representative John Lewis DiesJohn Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Civil Rights ‘Legend’ Rep. John Lewis Speaks To Students About Fight For EqualityCongressman John Lewis took part in a program called “Conversation with a Legend” on Tuesday.
Miami Keynote MLK Jr. Day Speaker In Twitter Feud With TrumpIn a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., close to a thousand people attended the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project 24th Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast.
Trump Unleashes Twitter Attack Against Civil Rights IconThe President-elect tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office.
Longtime Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dead At 75Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the NAACP after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
CBS Event Marks Civil Rights AnniversaryA CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.