The posthumous pardon recommendation comes for a man immortalized by the "Plessy v. Ferguson" Supreme Court case.
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.
The reporting team is launching a series focusing on segregation in Norfolk, Virginia.
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.
The future U.S. Congressman John Lewis was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi in 1961 for using a "white" bathroom during his time as a young civil rights activist.
When Republican politicians brag about living in the suburbs and call for "law and order" to keep cities in line, they are denying America's history of systemic racism—and its strong geographic components.
"It was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States Senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race," Harris told Biden last year.
The ruins of a forgotten largely African American cemetery were apparently found buried underneath a Florida high school after scans revealed 145 coffins on school property, officials announced Wednesday.
Numerous people shared the image of the two fountains on social media and called for the school to investigate.
"Look, my record stands for itself. I've never been accused by anybody in my state or when I've been running as not being an overwhelming supporter of civil rights and civil liberties," he said.
Joe Biden compared the election of President Donald Trump to the "reawakening" that occurred among Baby Boomers after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy.
"The refusal by some nominees to say that [Brown v. Board of Ed] was correctly decided sends a dangerous signal to all Americans—especially African Americans," wrote Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference in a letter to Senate.
The Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans largely interact with members of their own race or ethnicity.
Hyde-Smith has faced backlash ever since she made racially-charged remarks during a campaign appearance on November 2 where she made reference to a "public hanging."
The school's director defended the policy on the basis that research shows there are benefits to students being in classrooms with students of the same racial background.
"There's a lot of fear that we are sliding back, that the worst times may come again."
And what the president can nevertheless learn from the museum.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration will open on April 26, 2018.
Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative partnered with the Brooklyn Museum on a new exhibit that confronts 'racial terror in America,' from slavery through mass incarceration.
While racial segregation in U.S. schools plummeted between the late 1960s and 1980, it has steadily increased ever since.
"While this always gets framed as an issue about parents and their children, it's actually about everybody," Oliver says. "Because kids grow up."