Parents, civil rights leaders, elected officials, clergy and advocacy groups rallied outside the NYC Department of Education HQ.
Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.
"When I think of the martyrs of the civil rights movement who died for the right to vote, this country should be doing everything possible to ensure all people can vote."
The Kent State shootings are a long-remembered symbol of government gone amok with its power and fear of its own people.
People know what they see and hear; the protests will continue and grow until justice is served and the people are listened to.
"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"
A march on the 50th anniversary of the first national protest against the Vietnam War will be held over Apr. 29- May 2 in Washington D.C.
Baltimore protesters chanting "Black lives matter" gathered Jan. 15 to demand that the legislature enact laws to end the plague of police killings in Maryland.
Demonstrators successfully shut down the Galleria for about an hour, not only for Mike Brown but also in solidarity with striking Walmart workers.
Some 100 protesters congregated on Shaw Ave. here near the spot where 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers was killed by off-duty police officer Jason Flanery.