"With the Justice Department's stamp on it, even a statement that the killings were wrongful would help even if there's no prosecutions," said John Hayes.
The complaint pointed to a book showing photographs of segregated drinking fountains as violating the state law banning the teaching of critical race theory.
"It's Trayvon Martin 2.0," Crump said, describing the defense's efforts to characterize Arbery as a "scary, Black man" in their closing arguments.
A lengthy investigation led to the decision to throw out the 1966 convictions.
"Fourteen-year-olds sometimes unwisely shoot their mouths off, instantly regretting it but causing no harm, no disruption," the students' attorney said.
The posthumous pardon recommendation comes for a man immortalized by the "Plessy v. Ferguson" Supreme Court case.
Deborah Archer said the ACLU is "fighting some of those fights that we fought" under Donald Trump and that the Biden Administration must do more.
Amelia Boynton Robinson and Pattie Ruffner Jacobs became the first women to be added to the Statuary Hall of Notable Alabamians.
The defense team for Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan used 11 of its strikes to remove all but one of the Black juror candidates.
Jackson's daughter, Santita Jackson, tweeted that the civil rights campaigner is now resting and "doing well."
A lawyer filed legal documents to seal and erase records of a civil rights hero arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus.
"When I think of heroes who exemplify the best in our city, [Gray] is certainly at the forefront of that," Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said.
The activist was among the leaders of the Chicano civil rights movement in the U.S. and founded the Crusade for Justice.
Criminal charges against the men were previously dropped after drugs they allegedly sold to an informant tested negative for any controlled substances.
An editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said that use of the dog was "just like Birmingham's infamous public safety chief, Bull Connor, did in the 1960s."
Chauvin went "beyond the point when such force was needed under the circumstances" during four instances dating to 2014, prosecutors said.
The DOJ will investigate whether or not Georgia's prison facilities provide adequate protection for their incarcerated population against other prisoners.
Shawn Bauck told Newsweek that when he complained to the owner of the restaurant in Estes Park, Colorado, the man smirked and did nothing.
Omar Wilks, an eight-year veteran of the FDNY, alleged that he was punished for 30 days and reassigned for speaking out against tactics on protestors.
Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech is now featured in a special "Fortnite" event. Here is everything you need to know, including how to watch.
Till, a 14-year-old Chicago resident, was murdered by white supremacists 66 years ago while visiting his great aunt and uncle in the rural Mississippi Delta.
The MSNBC host said Sinema shouldn't "allow" the late congressman's work to "die."
A Cabinet advisory said U.S. businesses should "be aware of potential reputational, regulatory, financial, and, in certain instances, legal risks associated with their Hong Kong operations."
George Floyd's family and their attorney applauded the 22-and-a-half-year sentence Chauvin received from a judge in Minneapolis.
President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan resolution on Thursday that makes Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery, a national holiday.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's meeting with civil rights leaders about proposed voting reform laws and the Senate filibuster was "very productive and very informative," he told reporters after it ended, but it didn't change his mind about either.
The police chief "said that he was going to arrest me for a crime...I've never even done or had any part of," according to the Facebook user.
"[T]he very laws that are supposed to protect us are being used to kill us," the attorney said.
The bones were moved to a new location 20 years ago but the current whereabouts of the children's remains is uncertain.