On July 2 of this year, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 enjoyed its 50th anniversary – an appropriate time for reflection.
Prior to the passage of this Act, for more than 180 years, from July 4, 1776, until July 2, 1964,...more
I had the great pleasure today of attending the Alabama Appleseed Brewer-Torbert Awards Luncheon. What an inspiring event!
This year's award was presented to Fred Gray, a legendary civil rights attorney and icon. Mr....more
I recently attended the annual ABA Forum on Communications Law, which included an informative panel discussion marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in N.Y. Times v Sullivan. While we are...more
A unique settlement in a Washington, D.C., Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has provided a Memphis newspaper unprecedented access to the FBI's informant records from the civil rights era, including documentation of the U.S....more
[Ed. Note: In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we'd like to re-run one of our favorite seasonal blog posts, thereby honoring Dr. King's legacy not only as a visionary and civil rights leader, but also as a copyright...more
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