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Georgia woman honored for leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Jun. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

CULLODEN, Ga. (AP) — On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move from the front of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The following Monday, the first largely successful demonstration to integrate buses across the South began. A...

Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justice

Jun. 17, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating for equality and social justice. Abdul-Jabbar will take another step in his activism walk as an executive producer and...

US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

Jun. 14, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to...

Jane Austen family link to abolition movement comes to light

Jun. 14, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Jane Austen admirers savor the wit and romance of “Pride and Prejudice” and her other enduring novels, scholars ferret out details of Austen’s life and times, including a family link to slavery that surfaced 50 years ago. The effort to...

Nicaragua stages unprecedented roundup of opposition leaders

Jun. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have arrested another opposition politician, bringing to six the number detained over the weekend in an unprecedented roundup of opponents of President Daniel Ortega. Five were arrested Sunday, the biggest one-day roundup so...

Black fear of Tulsa police lingers 100 years after massacre

May. 29, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — There’s been undeniable progress in the relationship between the Tulsa police and the city's Black community in the past 100 years. Then again, it’s hard to imagine it could have gotten worse. Complaints about police bias and a lack of enough...

Markers to honor fight for female suffrage in Alabama

May. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The fight to allow women to vote in Alabama, an issue that became snarled in white supremacist efforts to bar Black people from the polls, will be recalled in a series of historical markers across the state. The first “Votes for Women” marker...

ABC's new 'Women of the Movement' about Emmett Till's mother

May. 18, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will air a short-run series “Women of the Movement” next season about Mamie Till-Mobley, whose son Emmett Till became a symbol of the civil rights movement after he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. The network, which announced its plans for...

Alabama tourism agency launches civil rights podcast

May. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state tourism agency has launched a podcast that both tells stories about the civil rights movement and encourages people to visit places linked to the era. The three-part Alabama Civil Rights Podcast, available through the Alabama...

DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

Apr. 22, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state. Approval came by a 216-208 vote along strict party lines....