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January 15, 2018
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X meet at the U.S. Senate, on March 26, 1964, after a hearing on the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  The Library of Congress
Martin Luther King Jr. met Malcolm X just once, and the photo still haunts us with what was lost
January 15, 2018 - 9:32am
December 9, 2017
President Donald Trump tours the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Dec. 9, 2017. Trump’s presence generated boycotts from some civil rights leaders and small protests by activists as the state’s attempt to confront its racially violent past clashed with more recent divisions wrought by Trump’s presidency. Second from left is Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Amid backlash, Trump visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
December 9, 2017 - 1:45pm
October 17, 2017
Congressman John Lewis, an integral person in the Civil Rights Movement, talks about being in some of the marches during a special presentation to faculty, staff and students Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Concordia College. Lewis, along with Andrew Aydin, seated at left, and illustrator Nate Powell, center, created a book, "March: Book Three." Seated at right is Richard Chapman of the Concordia College history department. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
'We have a right as humans to be free': Civil rights icon John Lewis shares his story of struggle with F-M students
October 17, 2017 - 9:12pm
July 13, 2017
Abdisalam Wilwal, right, his wife, Sagal Abdigami, and their four children were detained more than 10 hours at the Portal, N.D., station of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to a suit filed Thursday, July 13, 2017, in federal court. (Courtesy of the ACLU)
Somali-American family sues federal leaders after 'abusive' detention at Canada border
July 13, 2017 - 2:27pm
June 21, 2017
The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden (L) and Michael Brown, Sr. (R) appear at a 2014 news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Gary Cameron / Reuters
Michael Brown's parents settle wrongful death lawsuit against Ferguson
June 21, 2017 - 8:23am
February 9, 2017
Undated courtesy photo of Charles Samuelson, who is stepping down Feb. 28, 2017 after 20 years as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota. Photo courtesy of ACLU-MN.
Samuelson, longtime head of Minnesota ACLU, steps down
February 9, 2017 - 8:13pm
January 31, 2017
Letter: Join us in peaceful protest
January 31, 2017 - 10:17pm
November 1, 2016
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Federal panel begins Minnesota police civil rights study
November 1, 2016 - 6:56am
September 26, 2016
The flag of diversity flutters at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, as a show of support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Costa Rica, June 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/File Photo
Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight
September 26, 2016 - 10:32am
December 30, 2015
Chicago mayor announces police reforms after fatal shooting
December 30, 2015 - 3:19pm
March 1, 2015
Chicago protesters demand probe of what they call police ‘black site’
March 1, 2015 - 11:34pm
January 18, 2015
Fargo resident Jim Kloster participated in civil rights demonstrations with Martin Luther King in Selma, Ala., in 1965. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/David Samson
From Selma to North Dakota: Martin Luther King day stirs up memories
January 18, 2015 - 10:13pm
April 15, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: Moving in a civil rights direction in America
April 15, 2014 - 6:00am
September 16, 2013
Alabama marks anniversary of racial bombing that sparked change
September 16, 2013 - 7:27am
July 27, 2013
In this September 30, 2000 file photo, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Lindy Boggs speaks during a news conference in Rome. Boggs, of Louisiana, who fought for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday, July 27, 2013. She was 97. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File)
Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana dies at 97
July 27, 2013 - 10:43am