Posts Tagged ‘Civil’

Chris Christie: ‘You Can’t Enjoy Your Civil Liberties If You’re In A Coffin’

HUDSON, N.H. — Hours after delivering a hawkish foreign policy speech, in which he lambasted critics of post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance tactics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) ramped up his rhetoric further against those whom he derided as “civil liberties extremists.” During a Monday town hall meeting at a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall […]

Is the Illusion of Equity a Civil Right?

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently gave an interview in which he stated that the federal government “would have an obligation to step in” if states fail to crack down on the parents like me who make the choice to opt their children out of standardized tests. He argued that “folks in the civil rights […]

“Feel the Bonds That Draw” Images of the Civil War at the Western Reserve Historical Society

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Democrats’ Civil War Over Free Trade

The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats. And Elizabeth Warren against virtually everyone who supports a landmark piece of legislation that would allow the president to close what could be the biggest […]

President Obama Speaks at the Civil Society Forum

President Obama delivers remarks at the Civil Society Forum in Panama City, Panama, April 10, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced […]

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement, Both Past and Present

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at “Celebrating Women of the Movement,” an event honoring Black History Month, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 20, 2015. The First Lady introduces moderator Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine and the panel of intergenerational women who have played a pivotal role in the […]

A 1960s Civil Rights Marcher on Being a Part of History | #Selma50 | Oprah Winfrey Network

Fran Hoffman was a senior in college when Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights supporters marched for voting rights from Selma, Alabama, to the State Capitol in Montgomery. She drove with relatives and friends to Selma for the third (and final) march, a legendary event that led to the passage of the Voting […]

She Joined the Civil Rights Marches When She Was a Teenager | #Selma50 | Oprah Winfrey Network

As a young woman, she pressured her father to let her join the civil rights marches from St. Jude, Alabama, to the state capitol in Montgomery. He eventually consented, but it wasn’t easy, she says. Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN A month-long celebration in January honoring civil rights legends who paved the […]

How Stories of the Civil Rights Movement Are Passed Down Through Generations | #Selma50 | OWN

Alandria Hall may not have been born when civil rights protestors marched from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery for voting rights, but she knows a lot about them. Thanks to the countless stories repeated by her parents and grandfather, Alandria has a deep appreciation of the sacrifice previous generations suffered in their quest for equality. Find […]

The Vietnam Vet Who Wrote Folk Songs for the Civil Rights Movement | #Selma50 | OWN

For Herb Metoyer, the period from 1963 to 1965 is still an open wound. In 1963, during his first tour as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, he lost several aircrafts and quite a few crew members, which he refers to as his first experience with death. Then, in November, he and the rest of the […]

Why Now Is the Time for Oprah to Honor Civil Rights Legends | #Selma50 | Oprah Winfrey Network

During a celebratory weekend in California, Oprah gathers extraordinary men and women of civil rights, arts and entertainment together for a historic portrait shoot. Find out why she chose this time to honor these 14 legends. Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN A month-long celebration in January honoring civil rights legends who paved […]

He Risked His Teaching Job to Support the Civil Rights Marchers | #Selma50 | Oprah Winfrey Network

Booker T. Booker was a principal at a local elementary school when the history-making civil rights marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol in Montgomery began. He was also completing his degree at Alabama State University and driving the 50 miles from Selma, Alabama to the school every night, while smuggling in teachers, students, […]

How Losing His Brother in Vietnam Inspired One Man to Join the Civil Rights Movement | #Selma50

For Herb Metoyer, the period from 1963 to 1965 is still an open wound. In 1963, during his first tour as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, he lost several aircrafts and quite a few crew members, which he refers to as his first experience with death. Then, in November, he and the rest of the […]

Civil Rights Pioneer Ruby Bridges on Her First-Grade Teacher: “She Showed Me Her Heart” | OWN

Tune in Sundays at 9pm/8c In 1960, a 6-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges became a powerful symbol of the Civil Rights Movement when she began attending the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. It was a turbulent time for race relations in the south as riots and demonstrations raged across the city. Protesters […]

Civil Rights Pioneer Ruby Bridges on Ferguson and Eric Garner | Oprah: Where Are They Now? | OWN

Tune in Sundays at 9pm/8c In 1960, when she was six years old, Ruby Bridges was the first black student to attend the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, quickly becoming a powerful symbol of the Civil Rights Movement. In adulthood, she started the Ruby Bridges Foundation to promote the values of tolerance […]

Oprah Shares a Poem Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement | #Selma50 | Oprah Winfrey Network

From all over the country they came to march for change. Black and white, old and young, every creed and occupation, they came as one. Watch and listen as Oprah shares a poetic narration of the history of the civil rights marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol in Montgomery. Find OWN on TV […]

Oprah: Where Are They Now? Civil Rights Special | Oprah: Where Are They Now? | OWN

Tune in Sundays at 9pm/8c Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN Their stories made headlines across America. “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” features updates on some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable “Oprah Show” guests of all time. Find out where they are now, plus see what happened to the biggest newsmakers […]

Why the Black American’s Fight for Civil Rights Still Isn’t Over

On Monday a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Innumerable people were immediately outraged, erupting in fury. The criminal justice system must be reformed to promote civil rights for African […]

President Obama Speaks After a Civil Society Roundtable in Burma

On November 14, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks after participating in a Civil Society Roundtable at the U.S. Embassy in Burma. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President […]

FDR and the Spanish Civil War

FDR and the Spanish Civil War What was the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, architect of America’s rise to global power, and the 1936–39 Spanish Civil War, which inspired passion and sacrifice, and shaped the road to world war? While many historians have portrayed the Spanish Civil War as one of Roosevelt’s most isolationist […]

“The Most Important Title is ‘Citizen'”: President Obama on the Significance of a Civil Society

President Obama delivers remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, N.Y. September 23, 2014. (by Paul Morse / Clinton Global Initiative) The courage of Berta Soler, the leader of Cuba's Ladies in White who endure harassment and arrest to win freedom for the Cuban people. The determination of Russians in Moscow and St. […]

Vice President Biden Speaks to Romanian Civil Society

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks to civil society groups, students and political leaders at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest, Romania. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President […]

A Civil Republic

A Civil Republic In A Civil Republic, Severyn T. Bruyn argues that the United States, and the world at large, is on the verge of a radical shift – dangerous but also full of opportunity. In a world of injustice, ecological destruction, violence and instability, weapons of mass destruction, and the rise of authoritarian government, […]

Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself

Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself From uniforms and submarines to potato cannons and regimental flags, this interactive book explores the history and inventions of the Civil War by providing building projects and activities. Finished products include a set of Civil War drums, secret codes, and a Civil War spy glass. Detailed step-by-step […]

Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself by Anderson, Maxine Edition ILL, 0

Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself by Anderson, Maxine Edition ILL, 0 From uniforms and submarines to potato cannons and regimental flags, this interactive book explores the history and inventions of the Civil War through building projects and activities. Finished products include a set of Civil War drums, secret codes, and a Civil War […]