Civil rights movement

In this Oct. 3, 1965 photo U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson sits at his desk on Liberty Island in New York Harbor as he signs a new immigration bill. It was in 1965 that the U.S. government radically changed its immigration policy, and planted the seeds for America's current demographic explosion, a shift that historians say happened in part because of a hunger for change and equality created by the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/stf, File)

Civil rights and immigration history connected

NEW YORK (AP) — When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom. Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in […]


Rosa Parks statue in US Capitol National Statuary Hall, Washington DC

Rosa Parks statue unveiled at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is taking her place among American historical figures in the U.S. Capitol.


Bombing victim grateful for tragedy counseling

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — It’s common today for survivors of tragedies like the mass shooting in Newtown to get counseling. But a survivor of one historic event 50 years ago says things were different back then.



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