Category Archives: Federal Government

Obama designates national monuments at civil-rights landmarks

President Barack Obama last week designated three new national monuments devoted to civil rights history, including the first National Park Service site dedicated to the Reconstruction, the still-contested period following the Civil War which featured the advance, and then the sometimes violent rollback, of citizenship rights for African-Americans. Two of the monuments commemorate civil rights… Read More »

Civil Rights Leaders React to Confirmation Hearing of Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

Following the first day of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, civil rights leaders provided immediate reaction and discussed his deplorable civil and human rights record. As reported by a coalition of organizations, Sessions’ initial Senate Judiciary Questionnaire had hundreds of concerning omissions. Despite a supplement of new entries submitted weeks later, a second… Read More »

Woman prosecuted by Jeff Sessions can’t forgive

Evelyn Turner says she still has nightmares about what happened in this small Alabama city more than three decades ago. And it involves President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions. The year was 1985 and Sessions, then a US attorney, prosecuted an infamous voter fraud case that captured the nation’s attention, and had… Read More »

Civil Rights Leaders Decry Rushed Confirmation Hearing of Unfit Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

Today, civil rights leaders from The Leadership Conference, the National Action Network, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., NCAPA, NCLR and MALDEF condemned the rushed hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions, an unfit nominee for Attorney General, and called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose his nomination. As reported by a… Read More »