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50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
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Obama: Black/white wealth gap has grown since 1963

Obama: Black/white wealth gap has grown since 1963

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said some blacks have had "unimaginable" success, but the wealth gap between blacks and whites has grown since the Civil Rights era.
Rally planned for 50th anniversary of King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

Rally planned for 50th anniversary of King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A Washington rally marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech "is not a commemoration but a continuation," sponsors said.

Former racist who atoned for his acts dies

ROCK HILL, S.C., March 31 (UPI) -- Elwin Wilson, a South Carolina man who admitted to violent racist acts and later apologized to civil rights leaders, has died at age 76, his family said.

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Tyler Perry holds party after screening

ATLANTA, March 17 (UPI) -- Tyler Perry invited Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and a host of other celebrities to his Atlanta home for a party after a screening of his latest film.

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Lewis gets apology from Montgomery police

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement, was moved to tears by an apology from the Montgomery, Ala., police chief for an incident in 1961.
Rep. Lewis: Black people support Obama

Rep. Lewis: Black people support Obama

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said black Americans are frustrated about the scarcity of jobs but are not unhappy with President Barack Obama
Rep. Lewis: Bailed-out firms owe IRS

Rep. Lewis: Bailed-out firms owe IRS

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Thirteen financial companies getting assistance under the Troubled Assets Relief Program owe $220 million in back taxes, U.S. Rep. John Lewis said Thursday.
Rep. Lewis compares McCain to Wallace

Rep. Lewis compares McCain to Wallace

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat that Republican presidential nominee John McCain has hailed as a hero, has compared McCain to segregationist George Wallace.

Atlanta minister files Congress bid

ATLANTA, March 26 (UPI) -- An Atlanta minister has filed papers with the Federal Elections Commission formalizing his bid to run for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

Superdelegates moving toward Obama

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama has made a substantial cut into Sen. Hillary Clinton's advantage with Democratic elected superdelegates, a report said.
Rep. backs Clinton despite robo-calls

Rep. backs Clinton despite robo-calls

ATLANTA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Robo-calls blasting U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia for backing Hillary Clinton won't sway his allegiance, the longtime congressman and civil rights icon says.

Black leaders split on Democratic nominees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Top black leaders across the United States reportedly are divided regarding whether to support Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
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U. S. Rep. John Lewis, a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., before services for Dr. King and Coretta Scott King, as they are interred together in an updated mausoleum unveiled at the King Center in Atlanta on November 20, 2006. Ms. Kings casket was moved from a near-by temporary location on November 17, 2006, to the newly-constructed mausoleum 10 months after her death. Dr. King was assassinated in 1968. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson).
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