"The hearing in North Carolina is one with national implications," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
Wells was an outstanding civil rights activist and journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march
Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.
President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.
Rev. C. T. Vivian is one of the nation's staunchest fighters for racial equality and voting rights.
If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.
Vowing to defend the right to vote he had shed blood for decades ago, Rep. John Lewis drew a roaring cheer from the enormous crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.