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Montgomery woman raises her voice for history and hometown

May. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The call came from one of the many people Wanda Howard Battle considers a family member, whether they’re related or not. They were asking her to do something different: Lead tours of one of the nation’s most historic places, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church...

Alabama law awarding honorary degree to civil rights lawyer

May. 07, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A civil rights lawyer who once fought to desegregate the University of Alabama is now receiving an honorary degree from the school. Attorney Fred Gray of Tuskegee will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree during the law school's graduation ceremony...

Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

Mar. 29, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents typically say a few words before they turn legislation into law. But Joe Biden flipped the script Tuesday when it came time to put his signature on the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act. He signed the bill at a desk in the White House Rose Garden. Then he...

Takeaways: Civil rights, Trump close out Jackson hearing

Mar. 26, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The historic Senate hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated for the Supreme Court, have been joyful, combative and clarifying, putting on display the breadth of the nation's partisan divide and the unresolved problems of its past. ...

Bundy gets probation, no jail, in 2nd trespassing conviction

Mar. 16, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Far-right activist Ammon Bundy has again been convicted of trespassing at the Idaho Capitol building. Bundy was found guilty of one count of misdemeanor trespassing and one count of delaying a law enforcement officer on Wednesday after a two-day trial. The jury...

Today in History

Mar. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2022. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York...

Inside a special Black History Month rite at 'The Lion King'

Feb. 22, 2022 12:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During February, a special ritual takes place backstage at “The Lion King” musical on Broadway. On show days, the four young actors who play the lion cubs Simba and Nala seek out fellow actor Bonita J. Hamilton in the moments before the curtain goes up at the...