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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

| April 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10 credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the […]

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Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress

Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress

| April 14, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, TEXAS (NNPA)—Former President Bill Clinton praised President Lyndon B. Johnson for signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law, but said the progress that stemmed from those landmark measures are being undermined by Republican-led efforts to suppress the vote. “We’re here because […]

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Jimmy Carter says his life shaped by ‘black culture’

Jimmy Carter says his life shaped by ‘black culture’

| April 13, 2014

Says little has changed in civil rights past 50 years By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA} —Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s and 1930s,  former President Jimmy Carter said his life was shaped at an early age […]

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