civil rights

The Kentucky native was the first African-American and woman elected to the U.S. State Senate.

Archives from ABC13 uncovered footage of protests right here in Houston in the 1960s. In March of 1960, protestors engaged in their first sit-in which took place at the Weingarten Supermarket on Almeda. Students from TSU marched to the Weingarten Supermarket to protest segregation at lunch counters. Watch the video below of the never-before-seen footage: […]

Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

We need a more accurate picture of Dr. King and his message for the sake of his legacy.

Frances Hooks, the civil rights leader and widow of Benjamin Hooks, died Thursday.

Sutton died "peacefully" at Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Alta Sutton, the leader's daughter, said.

You may not be able to see them, touch them, feel them, or hold them. You may not be able to even identify them. But they’re there. Human rights are like the cloud of smoke that lingers only after you’ve lit a cigarette, you can only see them and truly acknowledge their presence once the […]

CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has criticized Black Lives Matter and other activists for standing up for their rights, told The New York Times in a recent interview that if he weren’t a journalist, he would be a writer like James Baldwin, or an activist like Malcolm X. “I’d probably be a writer like James […]

CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has criticized Black Lives Matter and other activists for standing up for their rights, told The New York Times in…

Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).

Grace Lee Boggs - a champion for civil rights, labor rights, feminism, and the Black Power movement - has died.