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"Little Rock Nine" Receive Lincoln Leadership PrizeCivil rights pioneers were in downstate Illinois on Tuesday, after being honored in Chicago Monday night for their work since they ended racial segregation at an all-white school in Arkansas decades ago.
Michigan Governor Says He Would Veto Religious Objections BillMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder warned Thursday that he would veto religious objections legislation unless lawmakers also send him a bill extending anti-discrimination protections to gays.
Chicago Mourns Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie BarrowAt 4 feet 11, she was lovingly she was called "the little warrior” and her stories remain larger than life and continue to make an impact today.
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie Barrow DiesBarrow was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket, which became Operation PUSH. Barrow had been hospitalized for more than a week with a blood clot in her lung.
Chicago Civil Rights Icon HospitalizedWillie T. Barrow, 90, helped found Operation PUSH and has made a mark in Chicago.
Best MLK Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
Midlothian Cop Used Excessive Force Twice, Federal Prosecutors AllegeSteven G. Zamiar, 46, has been indicted for allegedly beating two different people in separate incidents.
Emanuel Wants To Rename Stony Island For Civil Rights Leader Brazier One of the most widely used streets on the South Side could be in for a big change.
Historian: King's Dream In 1963 Still A Goal For U.S.A veteran of Chicago’s civil rights movement said Wednesay’s commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington highlights how far African Americans have come in this country, and how far they still have to go.
DuSable Museum Hosts March On Washington Reenactment Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History hosted a re-enactment of the March onWashington fifty years ago, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Witness To Emmett Till Murder Dies At Age 76Willie Louis was considered an unsung hero of the civil rights movement for testifying against the two white men charged with killing Till.
Street Named For Chicago Civil Rights LeaderState Street between 49th and 50th outside DuSable High School is now honorarily named Dr. Timuel Black Street.
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