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The Harriott II, a riverboat, is docked in a river next to a long wooden pier. The river stretches to a small forest opposite.

Beyond the brawl: Montgomery’s Black community has always fought back

BY: - August 14, 2023

I’ve consumed much of the media spun off from the Montgomery Brawl.  The poolside re-enactment. The video setting the fight to the “Good Times” theme song, with associated credits. (“Created by Consequences and Repercussions.” Perfect.)  The national reaction to the battle in the city’s Riverfront Park has been remarkable. Even for a state that rivals Florida for footage of […]

A man in a black baseball cap and a blue shirt holds black and white photos in front of a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This American Idol novelty singer was present for major civil rights events

BY: and - August 8, 2023

Nearly thirteen years ago, Larry Platt, dubbed the “General,” shook up the TV world, becoming an “American Idol” sensation at 64 years old with his song “Pants on the Ground,” but many do not know there is more to his story. Decades before his viral performance, Georgia’s most famous pants puller-upper championed a much different […]

A man in a suit speaking to microphones.

GOP state officials at U.S. House hearing push back against federal election oversight

BY: - March 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — Republican election officials from Florida, Ohio and Louisiana on Friday detailed to lawmakers on a U.S. House Administration panel the success of their states’ handling of the 2022 midterm elections and said they can run their own elections without federal intervention. The chair of the Elections Subcommittee, Florida GOP freshman Rep. Laurel Lee, […]

President Joe Biden standing at a podium with the presidential seal on it and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the background.

In Selma, President Joe Biden vows to continue work on voting rights

BY: - March 5, 2023

President Joe Biden Sunday praised the courage of civil rights activists and condemned efforts to restrict voting and attack the election process in a speech commemorating the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma.  In his 20-minute address delivered at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where a law enforcement posse attacked civil rights […]

Joe Biden speaking at a podium

President Joe Biden to attend Selma event marking Bloody Sunday

BY: - February 28, 2023

President Joe Biden will attend the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee on Sunday, an event commemorating 1965’s Bloody Sunday, a key event in the civil rights movement. The White House said Biden would attend the ceremonies in a brief statement on Tuesday. It did not provide details. Biden would be the first president to attend the […]