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KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece,...
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Several deputy clerks say they will comply with a court order to issue marriage licenses.
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A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a full...
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Rosa Parks - The Mother of Civil Rights

Rosa Park was a famous black American woman who helped fight for equal rights in Alabama. Rosa was born in February 4, 1913 in Alabama. Rosa grew up at that time when black people did not have the same rights as white people did.

 

Rosa Parks went to school at the black elementary school in her town. Rosa left school because of a death in her family. Her first job was sewing clothes for people. She and Raymond, her husband, become active in the fight for civil right for black people. They joined in the NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to help in the fight for equal right. Once she sat on the bus, there were no more seats where the black people could sit. So she sat where the white people sat. Then a white person came and he wanted to sit, so the bus driver told Rosa to get up and stand. But she refused, so the bus driver called the police and she got arrested. A lot of people admired Rosa because of how she helped the civil right movement.

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Restore Fairness - Uphold fair immigration and racial justice.

Denying fairness and human rights to some puts all of our freedoms at risk.
What did civil rights polls reveal 50 years ago?

 


The passage of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law has thrown the issue of immigration and race into the limelight. With many in Arizona deeply concerned about the specter of racial profiling thatSB1070 brings with it, the law has brought attention to the frustration many feel at the federal government’s inaction on immigration reform.

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