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Montgomery faces fine, lawsuit for dropping Confederate name

Nov. 25, 2021 11:39 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's capital city last month removed the Confederate president's name from an avenue and renamed it after a lawyer known for his work during the civil rights movement. Now the state attorney general says the city must pay a fine or face a...

Homer Plessy, key to 'separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

Nov. 12, 2021 16:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana board on Friday voted to pardon Homer Plessy, whose decision to sit in a “whites-only" railroad car to protest discrimination led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1896 “separate but equal” ruling affirming state segregation laws. The...

Today in History

Oct. 31, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2021. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1961, the body of Josef Stalin was removed from Lenin’s Tomb...

Bid considered to wipe Alabama arrest records of King, Parks

Oct. 30, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The quest by a civil rights pioneer to have her arrest record wiped clean after nearly 70 years after she protested racial segregation has raised the possibility of similar bids to clear the names of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., whose convictions remain on...

Today in History

Oct. 30, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2021. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round...

Civil rights pioneer seeks expungement of '55 arrest record

Oct. 26, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus, Black teenager Claudette Colvin did the same. Convicted of assaulting a police officer while being arrested, she was placed on...

First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

Oct. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned. The...

Today in History

Oct. 24, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2021. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act...

NBA struggles during 1950s, begins its rise later in decade

Oct. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

A career in the NBA seemed such an uncertainty as the 1950s arrived that Bob Cousy considered driving school a better option than playing for a team he didn’t even know how to find on a map. “Basketball was at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Cousy, one of the...

Timeline of NBA from its start as the BAA through 1950s

Oct. 18, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association from its founding as the Basketball Association of America through the 1950s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: June 6, 1946: Boston Garden owner Walter...