Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Worker, Dies at 92

Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.

Ernest Finney Jr., Rights Lawyer in ‘Jail, Not Bail’ Case, Dies at 86

He represented the Friendship Nine, who chose jail rather than fines after a 1961 sit-in. He went on to become South Carolina’s first black chief justice.

With Trump Visit, Protest May Follow Opening of Civil Rights Museum

With the announcement that President Trump would attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, veteran activists debated how to respond.

A ‘Quest for Justice’ for Murdered Civil Rights Pioneer, 52 Years Later

A ‘Quest for Justice’ for Murdered Civil Rights Pioneer, 52 Years Later By TRIP GABRIEL September 19, 2017 Alberta Jones, Louisville’s first black prosecutor and a little-known civil rights figure, in a photograph provided by her sister,...

,: Simeon Wright, Witness to Abduction of Emmett Till, Dies at 74

Two young cousins, one visiting from Chicago, shared a bedroom on the night of a murder in 1955 that shook the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.