Civil Rights

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 12:  Dolores Huerta attends the 'Cesar Chavez' press conference during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 12, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

National Portrait Gallery To Feature Activist Dolores Huerta

Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is visiting the National Portrait Gallery to help open a new exhibition about her life and work.

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Justice Department Launches Investigation Of Baltimore Police

The Department of Justice will investigate the practices of the Baltimore Police Department following the death of Freddie Gray.

05/08/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24:  David Simon, creator of HBO series "The Wire", talks during Future Of Film Panel: Stories By Numbers - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 24, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Writers, ‘Wire’ Creator To Discuss HBO Civil Rights Series

The creator of TV’s “The Wire” is joining historian Taylor Branch and other writers in Baltimore to discuss their upcoming HBO miniseries chronicling the civil rights movement.

05/08/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 02:  A man is arrested by police at the end of a day of protests in the Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested on May 2, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray later died in custody; the Maryland state attorney announced yesterday that charges would be brought against the six police officers who arrested Gray.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

AG Lynch Expected To Open Baltimore Rights Probe Friday

The Justice Department is preparing to announce a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.

05/07/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 02:  Protesters march from the Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray was arrested, to City Hall on May 2, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to Gray's attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  State attorney Marilyn Mosby of Maryland announced that charges would be brought against the six police officers who arrested Gray.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Maryland Historical Society Collects Photos, Oral Histories Of Baltimore Unrest

The Maryland Historical Society is looking for images from both professional and amateur photographers in order to document the Freddie Gray protests, Baltimore riots and unrest and cleanup efforts.

05/04/2015

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Md. Tuskegee Airman Dies At 93

A Marylander devoted to civil rights has died. Leroy Battle was instrumental in desegregating the U.S. military and integrating Prince George’s County classrooms.

04/10/2015

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Man Devotes Decades To Civil Rights

Harvey Zeigler has spent decades as a civil rights champion in a journey that began when he was a child.

03/15/2015

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Hopkins Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. With Annual Event

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital are celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of what would have been the civil rights leader’s 86th birthday.

01/09/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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Exhibit At Reginald F. Lewis Museum Focus Of Controversy

An exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum is the focus of a controversy involving a renown Baltimore Civil Rights leader.

10/09/2014

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NAACP: Baltimore Convention Not A Done Deal

The NAACP says the site of its 2016 national convention, reported to be Baltimore, has not yet been selected.

07/31/2014

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NAACP To Hold National Convention In Baltimore

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a wetlands license for Dominion Resources to build a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County.

07/23/2014

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