"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.
After eight children from a youth ranch for the abused and neglected died during a van crash Saturday, ranch CEO Michael Smith said "words cannot explain" what he saw. The children were traveling back from a beach trip when their van got caught in a wreck caused by Tropical Storm Claudette.
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.
Steven Reed made history Tuesday when he was sworn in as the 57th and first black mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, a city with deep ties to the civil rights movement.
Anti-abortion activists celebrated Alabama's decision to effectively ban nearly all forms of abortions last week by rallying at the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery.
"Aw, don't be ashamed now. 'Cause you weren't ashamed during the school year. We need to put this on your Snap[chat] so all your friends can see."
"This issue can affect any young person," a Cosby spokesperson said, adding that "it also affects married men."
America is reasserting its role as a dominant, deterring force on the international stage.