They were young, and they were brave. They were called the Freedom Riders, a group committed to the non-violent pursuit of Civil Rights and willing to put their lives on the line.
A federal lawsuit has been filed against Pittsburgh Police in a case once reviewed by the Allegheny County District Attorney, who raised concerns about charges police filed against two Homewood men.
Fifty years ago, thousands of marchers were about to enter Montgomery, Alabama, the state capital, in a march from Selma in a movement to secure voting rights that would change history.
Bloody Sunday in Selma, March 7, 1965.
February is Black History Month.
Thomas Gaither, now a retired Slippery Rock University professor, was once a member of the so-called “Friendship Nine.”
The FBI is now involved in the investigation into an incident at a local halfway house.
Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
Local demonstrators will be out again today and this weekend to protest a decision by a grand jury in New York City that cleared a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.
Across the country and here in Pittsburgh, protests continue today in response to a decision by a grand jury in New York City to not indict another white police officer in the death of a black suspect.
Allegheny County Judge Donald Machen refused to enter a judgment of acquittal on the remaining charges against Leon Ford Tuesday.
A state agency charged with investigating civil rights violations now finds itself accused of violating the civil rights of an employee.
Jury deliberations in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End, will begin from the beginning.
Jury deliberations resumed Wednesday in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End.
The jury heard closing arguments today in the trial of Leon Ford, who was paralyzed during a November 2012 traffic stop in the city’s East End.