This nation would do best acknowledging historical racism—the ways it lingers and compromises Black lives daily.
Opponents of the proposal cited the former president's deportation policies. The Illinois school will instead be renamed after civil rights leader John Lewis.
The parallels between the fight in Bessemer, Alabama and the fights of the civil rights movement are striking.
The state's Republican-led legislature has passed a bill to eliminate no-excuse absentee voting after 16 years.
Sunday marked the 56th anniversary of the 1965 attack on civil rights activists in Selma, Alabama, who endeavored to march to Montgomery in protest of discriminatory practices that prevented them from exercising their rights to vote.
"My friend, mentor and national treasure Representative John Lewis would have turned 81 today. I miss him dearly," Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee said Sunday.
Back in 2016, Lewis said: "The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument in a democratic society."
President Donald Trump needs to win Georgia to stand a chance of being re-elected, but the state vote count has now swung slightly in Biden's favour.
"I am looking forward to continuing his legacy," Nikema Williams told Newsweek, "to build upon it and to create my own path."
The former first lady has ancestral roots in the district, which Lewis, a civil rights icon, represented for decades.
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."
Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will pay respects to the late civil rights leader and congressman during the ceremony in Georgia.
In 2011, Obama awarded Lewis the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
For Congressman Lewis, to be American meant charging into battle against injustice, refusing to leave anyone behind.
Democrats and Republicans are both demanding Rep. Will Dismukes' resignation for attending an event honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The late Alabama congressman and civil rights leader will be honored during memorial events at the U.S. Capitol.
The late congressman and civil rights leader was honored during a memorial ceremony in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday.
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.
The late congressman, a beloved friend and inspiration to me, worked tirelessly to end voter suppression practices that are still being deployed today. We must take up the fight.
Now, more than ever, we must learn from the example set by a great man.
The civil rights movement's leading disciple of nonviolent protest reflects on the life and work of the late congressman.
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.
Representative John Lewis, a civil rights icon, died on July 17 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Gov. Ron DeSantis interrupted the reporter with "All right, yeah. I appreciate the question, but we're trying to focus on the coronavirus."
Rubio deleted the original tweet and then shared a video of himself with Lewis at a Martin Luther King celebration.
Congressman John Lewis and about 600 other civil rights leaders were beaten and tear gassed by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965.
Congresswoman Karen Bass rebuffed critics calling for the president to respond to the death of the civil rights legend.
John Lewis played an integral part in the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.