Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.
Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.
"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."
Alabama has developed new ways to prevent African Americans from voting.
Although this year has garnered an increase in transgender visibility, murders and violence against transgender people are on the rise.
In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault.
"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."
Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.
"FES has actively opposed educational equity by working against fair funding for schools that serve high need students."
"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."