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Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...groups," Clark said in her speech. "She was passionate about social justice, women's rights, human rights, civil rights, and consequent necessary governmental reform."Kull was 62 and retired when she came to Alaska, but led an adventurous...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Saturday a new year for some

...make up the largest minority in Iran today, but are not mentioned in the constitution and are not granted the same civil rights. It is not an unfamiliar story and the Baha'i faith honors the stories of these other religions and seeks to unite...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/saturday-new-year-some
Local
People questioned in shooting released

...that these officers appear to have been intentionally targeted is deeply troubling."10 A.M.Local and national civil rights leaders are condemning the shootings of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri.John Gaskin III, a St. Louis...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/people-questioned-shooting-released
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Univ. of Oklahoma severs ties with frat after racist chant

...legal staff was exploring whether the students who initiated and encouraged the chant may have violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination."We are also going to look at any individual perpetrators, particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/univ-oklahoma-severs-ties-frat-after-
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Today in history for Tuesday, Mar. 10

...Art Carney, opened on Broadway.In 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tennessee, to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death.)In 1973...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-10/today-history-march-10
Local
A taste of black history

...the context of Ellington's life and music, from Jim Crow Laws in place at the time of his birth in 1899 through the civil rights movement and his death in 1974.Providing entertainment through the night were Lee, Salissa Thole, Sherry Patterson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-02/taste-black-history
Local
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies

...stepped out on the court on that fateful date in 1950, this remarkable man rightfully earned his place in the historic civil rights movement and, more important, he opened the door to equality in America."Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/earl-lloyd-first-black-player-nba-dies
Sports
My Turn: Advancing the Peratrovich legacy

...historical work of Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich has been and is a shining light in this dark struggle for equity, civil rights and race relations. When the United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, Alaska Natives were not considered...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-13/my-turn-advancing-peratrovich-legacy
Opinion
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day observed

...Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. Her speech helped pass the act into law almost 20 years before the U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.She knew the act would not stop racial conflicts but would be a sign to the world that the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-16/elizabeth-peratrovich-day-observed
Local
My Turn: Called to The Mountaintop

...of war is wrong. Self-realized enlightenment is a more firm path to lasting change. This is King's legacy. His civil rights accomplishments are rooted in his adherence to nonviolent principals that allowed others to humbly accept the error of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-called-mountaintop
Opinion

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