civil rights http://tpr.org en The Source: A Threat To Our Jury System http://tpr.org/post/source-threat-our-jury-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The troubling decline of jury trials affects both <a href="http://poundinstitute.org/docs/2011%20judges%20forum/2011%20Forum%20Galanter-Frozena%20Paper.pdf" target="_blank">state and federal court rooms</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forced arbitration, tort reform, and sky rocketing court costs are changing how we administer law, but w</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat affect does it have on this Constitutional mandate?</span></p><p><strong>Guests</strong>:</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:31 +0000 Paul Flahive 35445 at http://tpr.org The Source: A Threat To Our Jury System 50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During 'Freedom Summer' http://tpr.org/post/50-years-ago-students-fought-black-rights-during-freedom-summer This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a movement to open the polls to blacks in Mississippi and end white supremacy in the state.<p>Freedom Summer was organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, which recruited 700 college students — mostly white students from the North — to travel to Mississippi and help African-Americans register to vote. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:14:00 +0000 editor 33872 at http://tpr.org 50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During 'Freedom Summer' Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement http://tpr.org/post/still-learning-pearl-harbor-civil-rights-movement This weekend marks 50 years since three young civil rights workers went missing in Philadelphia, Miss., drawing the nation's attention to the brutal resistance to equal rights in the South at the time.<p>Justice came slowly, but the murders did help spur change. Today, young people are still learning about the activists' legacy, hoping to inspire further action.<p><strong>Attack At The Church</strong><p>Freedom Summer drew hundreds of young Americans to Mississippi in 1964. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:59:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 33656 at http://tpr.org Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act http://tpr.org/post/remembering-victories-1964-civil-rights-act Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Summer is upon us and this is the time any of us like to kick back with a beach book or a big stack of magazines. But this summer marks the 50th anniversary of a number of pivotal events in the civil rights movement. It's known as Freedom Summer. So we decided to put some items on our reading list that explore the theme of freedom. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:29:00 +0000 editor 33482 at http://tpr.org 50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle http://tpr.org/post/50-years-ago-freedom-summer-began-training-battle Idealism drove hundreds of college students to Mississippi 50 years ago.<p>In 1964, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/08/02/206813091/to-60s-civil-rights-hero-math-is-kids-formula-for-success" target="_blank">civil rights activist Bob Moses</a> led the campaign to register black voters and educate black children in that state. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 33413 at http://tpr.org 50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' http://tpr.org/post/remembering-civil-rights-swim-it-was-milestone On June 18, 1964, black and white protesters jumped into the whites-only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Fla. In an attempt to force them out, the owner of the hotel poured acid into the pool.<p>Martin Luther King Jr. had planned the sit-in during the St. Augustine Movement, a part of the larger civil rights movement. The protest — and the owner's acidic response — is largely forgotten today, but it played a role in the passing of the Civil Rights Act, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.<p>J.T. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:04:00 +0000 NPR Staff 33332 at http://tpr.org Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91 http://tpr.org/post/legendary-actress-ruby-dee-dies-91 <em><strong>Editors' Note:</strong></em> <em>An earlier version of this post, as well as an accompanying breaking news alert, incorrectly stated that Ruby Dee had won an Oscar for her role in American Gangster. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33292 at http://tpr.org Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91 LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight http://tpr.org/post/lbj-carried-poor-texas-town-him-civil-rights-fight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EizAeISiHDM</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Melissa Block 29921 at http://tpr.org LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight George W. Bush Closes Civil Rights Summit With Speech About Inequality In Education http://tpr.org/post/george-w-bush-closes-civil-rights-summit-speech-about-inequality-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President George W. Bush closed the Civil Rights Summit in Austin by focusing on how education and access to higher education can be the great equalizer for many people. Bush</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he feared the soft bigotry of low expectations is returning</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:50:32 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29902 at http://tpr.org Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit http://tpr.org/post/group-protests-president-s-deportation-record-civil-rights-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday an immigration rights group marched across the University of Texas at Austin campus and took up post in the front of the Civil Rights Summit at the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library, voicing their protest for the rate of deportation during President Barack Obama’s presidency.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:47:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29891 at http://tpr.org Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit