Leaders in Birmingham, Ala., want President Obama to declare the city's civil rights district a national historical park. Many notable events from the civil rights era took place in Birmingham, including the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church where four girls were killed by the Ku Klux Klan.
Alabama's governor is embroiled in a political firestorm after allegations of an affair with a top aide. Gov. Robert Bentley denies the affair, but his senior advisor did resign Wednesday. Meanwhile, calls for the governor's resignation are rising.
It's a half-hour until showtime in Selma, Ala., and the majority of the auditorium seats are already taken.
Paramount Pictures is offering free screenings of Selma, the film depicting the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. In the movie's namesake town, the audience ...
At Lena's, a diner in Birmingham, Ala., the cashier hands a customer a plastic bag with food which he carries out of the restaurant. There's nothing noteworthy about it now, but that action — taking out the meal — is a faint echo of the Jim Crow South.
When the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling, its decisions can carry weight for generations. Think about decisions in the civil rights era regarding school segregation and the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama.
As part of our look back on the summer of 1963, we examine another Alabama case that ...