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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
SAIL: Inspiring personal independence in Southeast

...period, it, too, inspired federal legislation: the Americans with Disabilities Act, which provides comprehensive civil rights protection for people with disabilities. Enacted in 1990, the ADA celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. As a...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-08/sail-inspiring-personal-independenc
Neighbors
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
MLK Day celebration planned

...donations. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. King was a leading civil rights activist during the movement to end racial segregation in the United States in the 1960s. After his assassination in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/mlk-day-celebration-planned
Local
Review: 'The Mountaintop'

...her to smoke with him while he waits, and the great civil rights leader turns out to be equally smart, funny and flirtatious...Not to diminish in any way the continuing struggle for civil rights, but to me, that part of the show sort of smacked...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/review-mountaintop
Art
'The Mountaintop' opens Friday

...The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall on Friday. The show runs through Feb. 1. The play focuses on the last hours of civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After delivering the speech of his life, King returns to his room at the Lorraine...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-08/mountaintop-opens-friday
Art
Dog owner demands answers after pug is electrocuted

...the officer said for threatening an officer," Buchanan said. "And I can be a real smart mouth, but I know my civil rights."Buchanan, a longtime Juneau resident, said she was upset her dog just died but not hysterical or a threat. She...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/dog-owner-demands-answers-after-pug-ele
Local
Gallery Walk 2014

...booksigning: 5-7 p.m.Decades before the marches and victories of the 1960s, a group of Alaska Natives were making civil rights history. Throughout the early 20th century, the Alaska Native Brotherhood fought for citizenship, voting rights...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/gallery-walk-2014
Art

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