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This image released by Netflix shows Zach Ray at work at the Fuyao Glass America factory in Dayton, Ohio, in a scene from the Oscar-nominated documentary

Photo exhibit, Oscar-winning film explore Ohio manufacturing

Feb. 18, 2020 12:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Oscar-winning documentary about a glass factory and a photo exhibition about the closing of a General Motors plant are drawing attention to Ohio's manufacturing legacy and the state of the labor movement. The women behind the projects, filmmaker Julia Reichart and visual artist...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Jane Fonda presents the award for best picture at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Fonda is among the speakers tapped to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.  The 82-year-old actress and activist will highlight four days of events the Ohio university has planned to explore the lasting impacts of the events of May 4, 1970, which were considered pivotal in turning public sentiment against the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Jane Fonda to speak at commemoration of Kent State shootings

Feb. 16, 2020 1:04 PM EST

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jane Fonda is among the speakers tapped to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. The 82-year-old actress and activist will highlight four days of events the Ohio university has planned to explore the lasting impacts of the events of May 4, 1970, which were considered...

Woman pens book about life as a black woman in journalism

Feb. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It’s hard to be anything but a leader when you can’t see someone to follow. That’s the situation Wanda Smalls Lloyd found herself in as an aspiring journalist, a gifted young woman of color trying to be a part of daily newspapers that were dominated by white...

FILE - This Dec. 14, 1970, file photo shows civil rights leader Bayard Rustin at the New York Hilton. California's governor announced Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, that he is posthumously pardoning Rustin, a gay civil rights leader, while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963, and helped plan other nonviolent protests and boycotts to end racial discrimination. He served 50 days in Los Angeles County jail and had to register as a sex offender before returning to his home state of New York. He died in 1987. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

Feb. 5, 2020 4:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A civil rights leader who was gay and a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously pardoned by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who also announced Wednesday what may be the nation's first process for forgiving those convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual...

Spark for sit-in movement began 60 years ago in N Carolina

Feb. 1, 2020 5:00 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It's now been 60 years since four black college students who were denied service at a whites-only lunch counter in a North Carolina city spawned the civil rights sit-in movement in the South. The anniversary is being remembered this weekend in Greensboro, where the North Carolina...

Minot man wants to record stories of U.S. war veterans

Jan. 30, 2020 6:59 PM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man wants to preserve the stories of U.S. war veterans. Kyle Erickson hopes to record veterans talking about their experiences and upload their interviews to a YouTube channel featuring North Dakota war heroes. Erickson wants to record veterans of all wars, but he was inspired...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts during a town hall meeting at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 hosted by UNITE HERE, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Las Vegas. Sanders, appearing before several hundred union workers in Las Vegas, explained his Medicare for All plan, which would switch the country to a government-run system and eliminate private health insurance. (Krystal Ramirez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Unite Here labor union staying neutral in Democratic primary

Jan. 28, 2020 7:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The international union representing hotel and casino workers said Tuesday that it will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, casting doubt as to whether its influential Nevada local will follow suit ahead of the state’s caucuses. A statement from Unite...

Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras, centre, arrives at the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. The imprisoned leader of the Catalan separatist ERC party Oriol Junqueras and five other former regional Cabinet members who pushed ahead with an illegal independence declaration for Catalonia in 2017 are brought out of prison for the first time to testify at a regional parliamentary committee. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

6 Catalan separatist prisoners return to regional parliament

Jan. 28, 2020 4:41 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The former vice-president of Catalonia returned as a prisoner to the regional parliament in Barcelona on the Tuesday, the first time he had been there since he was imprisoned for his role in the failed 2017 secession attempt from the rest of Spain. Oriol Junqueras and five other...

The League leader Matteo Salvini gives a press conference after polls closed in a regional election for the region of Emilia Romagna, in Bentivoglio, near Bologna, Italy, late Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Nearly complete results Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, of balloting for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna region had the League's candidate some 8 percentage points behind the 51.4 percent garnered in Sunday's balloting, by the incumbent governor, of the center-left Democrats.  (Stefano Cavicchi/LaPresse via AP)

Italy's right-wing leader Salvini fails to break left's grip

Jan. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Voters in a 70-year-old stronghold of the Italian left have dealt a stinging blow to right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini's strategy of using regional voting to help catapult him and his anti-migrant populist League back into national power. In final results announced on Monday from...

In this Sept. 29, 1964 photo, Rev. Martin Luther King, foreground, speaks with the media speaks at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention in Savannah, Ga. Ralph D. Abernathy, center, and Andrew Young, top, listen. Savannah Morning News photo chief Steve Bisson discovered the image along with 13 other negatives submerged within the newspaper’s old photo files, showing documentation of two Savannah appearances by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. (Savannah Morning News via AP)

Archived photos rekindle need to keep MLK's legacy alive

Jan. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As Savannah Morning News photo chief Steve Bisson worked through a half-century-old box of negatives to catalog and scan, he made a discovery. Submerged within the newspaper’s old photo files, 14 negatives provided documentation of two Savannah appearances by the Rev. Martin...