Protests have been held outside Rochester Police Department's headquarters after body camera footage of the incident was released on YouTube.
With the baseball legend's death coming just over two weeks after he was given a COVID-19 vaccine, some people have expressed skepticism.
Black and brown communities would be "disproportionately impacted" by widened terrorism-related legislation.
Chavez was posthumously awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, by former president Bill Clinton.
Vice President Kamala Harris has said that Marshall, the great-grandson of a slave who won a landmark civil-rights case and became the first Black Supreme Court Justice, is a hero of hers.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
The Google Doodle depicts a modern-day mural that pays tribute to the Montgomery Bus Boycotts and the Selma to Montgomery March.
On Twitter Monday, the validity of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' story about a civil rights protest she attended as a child was questioned after it beard strong similarities to an anecdote Martin Luther King Jr. shared in 1965.
Several prominent civil rights leaders are urging President-elect Joe Biden to nominate a Black person to be his attorney general, citing pressing issues like voting rights, police violence and prison concerns that disproportionately have affected the Black community.
Despite being best known for refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus, Rosa Parks made numerous contributions to the Civil Rights movement and other political causes throughout her life.
"We are prepared to strap up our boots and, in the spirit of John Lewis, get into some good trouble," state Representative Shevrin Jones said in response to DeSantis' new proposal, which introduces new criminal offences for protesters.
Idár and her family helped establish the First Mexican Congress, which organized Mexican-Americans across Texas in the fight for civil rights.
Felicitas Mendez is remembered for successfully suing a school district that refused to enroll her children based on their ethnicity, paving the way for the integration of Californian public schools.
"I don't have separate prayers for police victims and for police that are victimized," Sharpton said on Monday.
"I've got a seat at the table at 'The View,' the most important political show on TV. I can be a champion for people that don't have a voice," Sunny Hostin tells Newsweek."
Now is the perfect time to seize the moment and launch a new, forward-thinking movement.
A Black Democratic state rep in Tennessee said he's "appalled" by comparisons between today's racial unrest and Martin Luther King Jr.'s era of the Civil Rights movement.
The legendary record company announced several digital initiatives in honor of the 57th anniversary of the historic civil rights event.
When asked what he thought the original protesters would think, activist Tyler Green said: "I think they'd also be disappointed that we're still having to march at all. They did it so we wouldn't have to, but here we are. It's now up to us to try again so that our kids don't have to."
"Federal authorities are committed to investigating this matter as thoroughly and efficiently as possible," the Department of Justice said in a news release confirming that a federal civil rights investigation had been launched.
"Today I was relieved of teaching duties," Professor Joel Poor wrote to his class. "I apologize for any disruption this might cause you."
"We actually have a very good relationship," Donald Trump allegedly said in 2016 about Barack Obama.
The refusal to break ties with a chapter led by a Nation of Islam supporter has put the venerable civil rights organization's allies in a dificult position.
On Thursday, the former president took aim at "those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities."
Memorial services for the late congressman in Alabama will continue later this evening and on Sunday.
A former congresswoman who served with John Lewis looks back on the legacy of a civil rights icon.
Now, more than ever, we must learn from the example set by a great man.
The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma was the scene of the Bloody Sunday civil rights march where the 80-year-old had his skull fractured by police.
Rubio deleted the original tweet and then shared a video of himself with Lewis at a Martin Luther King celebration.