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What Lee's 'Watchman' reveals about racism

...early 1963, Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor was directing the use of fire hoses and police dogs on civil rights activists."White people were coming out of the theater feeling good about Atticus and... blocks away you had black...

http://juneauempire.com/actor/2015-07-22
Art
My Turn: It's not what leaders do, but what we do

...hopeful uprising has spiraled into several violent revolutions with military reprisals and severe loss of basic human and civil rights for millions. Civil wars now rage in some of the countries. Age-old sectarian and nationalistic conflicts rage...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-21/my-turn-its-not-what-leaders-do-what-
Opinion
Pink Martini to perform at Centennial Hall Sept. 20

...in 1994 when he gave up a budding career in local politics to apply his musical talents in support of such causes as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education, and parks. It's since taken...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/pink-martini-perform-centennial-hall-sept
Art
South Carolina gov: Confederate flag comes down today

...banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.Compelled to act by the slaughter of nine...remained there to represent official opposition to the civil rights movement.Mass protests against the flag decades later...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-10/south-carolina-gov-confederate-flag-c
Not For Web
Wal-Mart accused of same-sex bias in class-action lawsuit

...provide a "just resolution" for violating Cote's civil rights.In an interview, Cote said they "weren't able...Defenders and the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, claims that hundreds or thousands...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/wal-mart-accused-same-sex-bias-class-
Not For Web
Flag down, but what happens now?

...in this country," said Lee, who lived through the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. "You just see everybody coming...South went through a major symbolism shift during the civil rights movement, when the signage of Jim Crow laws - like...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/flag-down-what-happens-now
Not For Web
Author celebrates magic of 'Bewitched'

...Favorite episode - "Sisters at Heart" from the seventh season. "The whole episode is on acceptance and tolerance. The civil rights movement was going on, and the show reflected that."Favorite Darrin - "I will probably give the stock answer that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-13/author-celebrates-magic-bewitched
State
Forum addresses accessibility concerns

...series of forums hosted by the Civil Rights Office of the Department of Transportation...Jacquie Braden, the department's civil rights and compliance coordinator.Braden...weeks."It's about bringing the Civil Rights Office out of the office because...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-10/forum-addresses-accessibility-concerns
Local
Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise

...We have people who died because they delayed," he said Wednesday.The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a civil rights review of the department, and on Tuesday, Batts announced that an outside organization will review the police response...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-09/baltimore-mayor-fires-police-commissi
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My Turn: The liberal contribution to freedom, justice for all

...marriage, the nation's understanding of equality evolved. It would happen again when women won the right to vote and civil rights were established for racial minorities. Conservatives may have triumphed in claiming the mantle of patriotism as theirs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-03/my-turn-liberal-contribution-freedom-
Opinion

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