civil rights http://kuow.org en Welcome To Voting Rights Boot Camp http://kuow.org/post/welcome-voting-rights-boot-camp Election season is getting underway in states all over the country, and voting rights advocates worry some of those places may move to disenfranchise minorities by exploiting a Supreme Court ruling.<p>That ruling last June blew up a system that had forced states with a history of discrimination to win federal approval before making election changes.<p>Now, legal groups are responding by training a new generation of activists to sue. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:24:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 32023 at http://kuow.org Welcome To Voting Rights Boot Camp Murray's Executive Order A 'Christmas List' Of Racial Equity Requests http://kuow.org/post/murrays-executive-order-christmas-list-racial-equity-requests <p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order Thursday to expand the Race and Social Justice Initiative program.</p><p>The new order is intended to hold the city accountable after a survey commissioned by the city found that around 90 percent of residents say the city continues to have racial problems. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:28:31 +0000 Joshua McNichols 31915 at http://kuow.org Murray's Executive Order A 'Christmas List' Of Racial Equity Requests Advocates Push To Slow Deportation While Waiting For Immigration Reform http://kuow.org/post/advocates-push-slow-deportation-while-waiting-immigration-reform <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Pramila Jayapal, an advocate for immigrant, civil and human rights. She and other supporters are pushing to slow deportation while Congress constructs an immigration bill. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:17:14 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 28347 at http://kuow.org Advocates Push To Slow Deportation While Waiting For Immigration Reform Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock http://kuow.org/post/decades-later-desegregation-still-docket-little-rock In Little Rock, Ark., on Monday, a federal judge is considering a deal that would end one of the longest-running and most notorious school desegregation cases in the country. The state, its largest school districts and lawyers representing black students have agreed to settle a complex lawsuit over unequal education.<p>Little Rock has long been the symbol of the South's violent reaction to <em>Brown v. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:07:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 26953 at http://kuow.org Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock How State Senator Adam Kline's Life And Career Was Shaped By The Civil Rights Movement http://kuow.org/post/how-state-senator-adam-klines-life-and-career-was-shaped-civil-rights-movement <p>David Hyde talks with State Senator <a href="http://www.senatedemocrats.wa.gov/senators/kline/">Adam Kline</a> about how the civil rights movement shaped his life and political career. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:44:19 +0000 David Hyde & Andy Hurst 26803 at http://kuow.org How State Senator Adam Kline's Life And Career Was Shaped By The Civil Rights Movement 'The War On Poverty' Helped Shape Seattle Activism http://kuow.org/post/war-poverty-helped-shape-seattle-activism <p>Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington historian Trevor Griffey about Seattle's role in protests that led to the early formation of affirmative action. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:43:56 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 26805 at http://kuow.org Local Civil Rights Leader's Story Of Sitting Near Dr. King http://kuow.org/post/local-civil-rights-leaders-story-sitting-near-dr-king <p>Local civil rights leader Reverend Samuel McKinney of Mt. Zion Baptist Church was in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington in 1963. In fact, McKinney had one of the best seats in the house: right next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:02:28 +0000 Allie Ferguson 19400 at http://kuow.org Local Civil Rights Leader's Story Of Sitting Near Dr. King Nation's Capitol Celebration: 50-Year Anniversary Of The March On Washington http://kuow.org/post/nations-capitol-celebration-50-year-anniversary-march-washington <p>In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, NPR will be airing special live coverage of the celebration starting at 11:00 a.m. PT in the nation’s Capitol. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:54:39 +0000 NPR News 19326 at http://kuow.org Nation's Capitol Celebration: 50-Year Anniversary Of The March On Washington For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' http://kuow.org/post/kings-adviser-fulfilling-dream-cannot-wait <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Michele Norris 19297 at http://kuow.org For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' A Postman's 1963 Walk For Justice, Cut Short On An Alabama Road http://kuow.org/post/postmans-1963-walk-justice-cut-short-alabama-road In April of 1963, a Baltimore mailman set off to deliver the most important letter in his life — one he wrote himself. William Lewis Moore decided to walk along Highway 11 from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., hoping to hand-deliver his letter to Gov. Ross Barnett. Moore wanted Barnett to fundamentally change Mississippi's racial hierarchy — something unthinkable for a Southern politician at the time.<p>In his letter, Moore warned the governor, "Do not go down in infamy as one who fought the democracy for all which you have not the power to prevent." It never reached its destination. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:43:00 +0000 editor 18542 at http://kuow.org A Postman's 1963 Walk For Justice, Cut Short On An Alabama Road Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-decision-revives-washington-state-debate-over-dna-collection <p>A legislator in Washington state says she will revive a bill that would make it easier for police to collect DNA samples. That’s in the wake of a US Supreme Court ruling Monday. The five-to-four ruling upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples at the time of arrest from people who are charged with certain violent crimes or sex offenses.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Deborah Wang 14259 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection Happening Now: Supreme Court Hears First Of Two Gay-Marriage Cases http://kuow.org/post/happening-now-supreme-court-hears-first-two-gay-marriage-cases <em>(Our most recent update was at 12:50 p.m. ET.)</em><p>In the first of two hearings on <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/174965583/same-sex-marriage-and-the-supreme-court" target="_blank">one of the nation's most controversial issues</a> — same-sex marriage — Supreme Court justices on Tuesday poked holes in the arguments made by supporters and opponents of bans on gay marriage. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 10373 at http://kuow.org Happening Now: Supreme Court Hears First Of Two Gay-Marriage Cases Dan Savage On Marriage http://kuow.org/post/dan-savage-marriage <p>Dan Savage is a sex columnist, author, advocate and more.&nbsp; He is behind the <a href="http://www.itgetsbetter.org/">It Gets Better </a>project, an archive of hopeful videos aimed at troubled gay youth, and the author of "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Commitment-Love-Sex-Marriage-Family/dp/0452287634">The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family</a>." Savage talks to Ross Reynolds about marriage and what he plans to do now that same-sex marriage is legal in Washington state.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:42:58 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 4689 at http://kuow.org Dan Savage On Marriage Gay Wedding Chapel At Seattle City Hall http://kuow.org/post/gay-wedding-chapel-seattle-city-hall <p>On the first day same-sex couples can get married in Washington state, Seattle City Hall will serve as a wedding chapel.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mayor Mike McGinn's office is playing the role of planner. On Monday, it posted the <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/wedding/">itinerary for a historic wedding ceremony</a> on Dec. 9. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:54:20 +0000 Liz Jones 4173 at http://kuow.org Gay Wedding Chapel At Seattle City Hall Washington Supreme Court Says Jury Selection Must Be Public http://kuow.org/post/washington-supreme-court-says-jury-selection-must-be-public <p>The Supreme Court of Washington issued opinions on four cases Wednesday about how courts and judges interact with jurors. In three of the cases the Supreme Court ruled that jury selection has to happen in the open.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:31:03 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 4155 at http://kuow.org