The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.
"We didn't lose today, we tried today; we fought hard for what we believed in; you don't succeed at this or anything else unless you try."
"Justice has been served in Chicago today, despite Mayor Emanuel's best efforts."
"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."
"The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights."
The Reform Jewish movement - Rabbi Eger's spiritual home since childhood - has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships.
"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"
Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."
Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors' wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.
"We have a student debt amount that is more than what the government spends in a year on all its programs put together."