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In this July 2, 1964, file photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act in Washington.  (AP Photo)
In this July 2, 1964, file photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act in Washington. (AP Photo)
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Obama Cites Progress at Civil Rights Summit

Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race. Half a century later, the first black man to become president is commemorating what's been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting the deep inequalities that remain.

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Civil Rights Groups Sue NYPD Over Muslim Spying

New York City's law department says police intelligence-gathering tactics in Muslim communities is legal.

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Rosa Parks (Don Cravens, Getty Images)
Rosa Parks (Don Cravens, Getty Images)
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Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled at Capitol

President Barack Obama says civil rights icon Rosa Parks has taken her rightful place among those who have shaped the course of U.S. history.

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Rosa Parks Statue Dedication “Powerful Moment,” Obama Says

President Barack Obama says the dedication in the Capitol of a statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be a "powerful moment."

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Black Leaders: No Public Vote on Civil Rights

Two of New Jersey's most influential black leaders are blasting Gov. Chris Christie for wanting to put gay marriage up for a popular vote.

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Premiere Of DreamWorks Pictures' "The Help"
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Movie Review: The Help

How do you make a movie on a topic so sensitive, but leave viewers laughing and full of hope? Ask Tate Taylor, writer and director of "The Help."

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