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3rd person arrested in stolen Confederate monument case

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A third person has been arrested in connection with a stolen Confederate monument, New Orleans police said. Stanley Pate turned himself in Friday after being wanted in connection for possession of stolen property, the New Orleans Police Department...

Lawyer: 2 arrested had no role in Confederate chair theft

Apr. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer for of the two people arrested on charges of possessing a stolen Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery said the pair had nothing to do with the theft of the artifact, calling it a misunderstanding. The chair-shaped...

2 Alabama teens arrested in shootout that killed 3rd teen

Apr. 12, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama teenagers have been arrested in a shootout that killed a third. Amari Bonner, 17, a Selma High School student, was a rear-seat passenger in a car from which another passenger shot at a pedestrian on Saturday, Selma police told WSFA-TV....

Stolen Confederate monument recovered in New Orleans

Apr. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a Confederate monument that had been stolen in Alabama and was the subject of a ransom note threatening to convert it into a toilet, New Orleans police confirmed Friday. A spokesperson for the New Orleans Police...

Ransom note threatens to make Confederate monument a toilet

Apr. 07, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

After a Confederate monument was stolen from an Alabama cemetery last month, a group now claiming responsibility is threatening to turn the ornate sculpture of a chair into a toilet. The strange saga began on March 20, when the United Daughters of the Confederacy reported...

Farmworkers fight shaped California attorney general nominee

Mar. 25, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In 1977, Cynthia Bonta was among 3,000 people who locked arms and tried in vain to prevent 400 riot police from evicting the mostly Asian tenants of a hotel near San Francisco's Financial District so developers could build a parking garage. ...

Memoir of civil rights leader C.T. Vivian released

Mar. 21, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama publisher has released the memoir of the late civil rights leader C.T. Vivian of Atlanta months after his death. The Montgomery-based NewSouth Books said “It’s in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior” is now available....

The US Civil Rights Trail from SC to Mississippi and more

Mar. 21, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

From the port where enslaved Africans entered America to the home where Medgar Evers was murdered, a new guidebook helps readers explore for themselves the history, the landmarks and the watershed moments of the Black American struggle for equality and justice. In “Moon...

Bloody Sunday memorial honors late civil rights giants

Mar. 07, 2021 19:10 PM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Activists who gathered virtually and in person to commemorate a pivotal day in the civil rights struggle that became known as Bloody Sunday called on people to continue the fight for voting rights as they also honored giants of the civil rights movement, including the...

Biden marks 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order

Mar. 07, 2021 15:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access. ...