08 20 2014
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Blanket Pardon for '60s-Era Protestors

Some protestors carry police record with pride, likely to reject pardon

Birmingham's mayor offered a blanket pardon Tuesday to thousands of demonstrators charged in this cauldron of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, a mostly symbolic forgiveness he acknowledges few may actually want.


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Republican-Packed U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Must Be Replaced, Rights Leaders Say

The 52-year-old U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, historically a leading force for overturning racist policies and enacting civil rights laws against Jim Crow segregation, has become obsolete and must be replaced, say civil rights leaders who are moving to make it happen.


Read more: Republican-Packed U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Must Be Replaced, Rights Leaders Say

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