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  • Philip Randolph 1889-1979 evolved from socialist radical to respected labor leader and civil-rights statesman.

    May Day Reading: Books on Labor

  • He was a civil-rights partisan, but as Richard D. Kahlenberg shows in this solid portrait, Shanker's hostility to the schools "reform" earned him the enmity of many leftist friends.

    May Day Reading: Books on Labor

  • Mr. Lewis will appeal in court on Wednesday and has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Ms. Guadagno, his lawyer Bill Tambussi said.

    State Ruling Trips Up Carl Lewis Candidacy

  • Al Sharpton , the civil-rights activist who has been at the center of every hot political contest in New York for years, will no longer be able to make political endorsements or campaign for candidates now that he's become the host of a nightly program on MSNBC.

    For Sharpton, an Odd Stage

  • He said he views his work on the TV show and his civil-rights organization's mission as similar.

    For Sharpton, an Odd Stage

  • Still, Mr. Sharpton, who founded the National Action Network, a civil-rights organization, said he's been trying over the years to devote most of his attention to national affairs because that has always been his dream.

    For Sharpton, an Odd Stage

  • Referring to reporters, he said, When I told guys like you that I wanted to be the national civil-rights guy, people thought I was crazy.

    For Sharpton, an Odd Stage

  • Following a strategy pioneered by Thurgood Marshall and the civil-rights movement, Mr. Marbut rounded up allies to file friend-of-the-court briefs.

    A Gun Activist Takes Aim at U.S. Regulatory Power

  • But fans adored the corny jokes and groan-worthy gags, and the simple-minded shows endeared themselves to a nation beset by civil-rights struggles and a war in Vietnam, said a Washington Post obituary.

    Danny Groner: 4 Appreciations For Sherwood Schwartz's Work And Career

  • A federal judge temporarily stopped Alabama from enforcing a new law to tackle illegal immigration, saying that she required more time to consider lawsuits filed against it by the Obama administration and civil-rights groups.

    Judge Blocks Alabama Illegal-Immigration Law


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