CIVIL RIGHTS

NORTHAMPTON — Mareatha Wallace, a paraeducator at JFK Middle School, has won the Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts...

Moving from the late days of segregation in the Deep South to the new wave of activism inspired by Black Lives Matter constitutes a long...

Easthampton settles racial bias lawsuit

2/26/21

EASTHAMPTON — Two former Easthampton students have reached a settlement with city and school officials after a lawsuit was filed over the school’s...

AMHERST — Martha Faison’s passion for multiculturalism gave a generation of kindergartners at Fort River School an immersion in cultural diversity...

NORTHAMPTON — Nov. 3, 1979, is the day that neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members shot Marty Nathan’s husband dead in North Carolina. Michael Nathan...

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern will never forget the time he was arrested alongside civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis while they protested the...

NORTHAMPTON — At a Martin Luther King Day event in Worcester on Monday, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern noticed someone wanted a word with him. “This guy...

NORTHAMPTON — On Nov. 3, 1979, neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro, North Carolina, shot and killed five labor organizers in...

NORTHAMPTON — Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges will speak at Smith College on Friday at 4 p.m. as part of the college’s Presidential Colloquium...

BOSTON — Casey MacPhail, a 21-year-old Emerson student from Arlington, came out as transgender to his family by accident after his parents found a...

JACKSON, Miss. — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark...

Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

12/5/17

DETROIT — Besieged by allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to...

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