John Lewis

President Donald Trump visits the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, Dec. 9, 2017.

Trump attends opening of Mississippi civil rights museum, but African American leaders stay away in protest

Global Politics

Trump toured the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and delivered brief remarks, paying tribute to African Americans who fought institutionalized racism, including Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist who was murdered outside his home in Jackson in 1963.

Peggy Wallace Kennedy

Of racism, redemption and forgiveness: George Wallace’s daughter tries to right her father’s wrongs

Selma Bridge

Fifty years after Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday,’ immigrants join fight against racism


Students in the civil rights movement

Global Politics

Memories of the Civil Rights Movement

Global Politics

Memories of the Movement

Global Politics

Personal, poignant, sometimes painful memories of the Civil Rights Movement from a few of the men and women who were there.

A New Voting Rights Act

In a 5-4 decision issued in late June, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Court specifically invalidated Section Four, the coverage formula that determined which states and jurisdictions would be required to obtain Department of Justice approval before changing their voting laws. “Our country has changed, […]

The World

Proposition 8 overturned; one California couple celebrates

Conflict & Justice

John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney have been there for all of Proposition 8’s history. They were on the steps of the federal building as the ballot measure was overturned, and they celebrated all night. They join us to share their story.