May 19, 2017 -
For more than 50 years, Bob Hall has been a central force in the struggle for a more just and democratic South. On the cusp of his retirement, he speaks with Facing South about his history in the movement and his advice for today's organizers and activists.
March 2, 2017 -
Hundreds of workers and civil rights advocates plan to march to the Nissan factory in Canton, Mississippi, this Saturday and call on the automaker to respect employees' right to a union election free from intimidation. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and actor and activist Danny Glover will lead the protest.
January 5, 2017 -
As U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama prepares for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, civil rights groups are working to block his nomination, citing his poor record on civil rights and role in targeting African-American voting rights activists.
November 18, 2016 -
Next month the Southern Human Rights Organizers' Conference will return to Mississippi where it began 20 years ago. This year's event at Tougaloo College in Jackson will include discussions on Islamophobia and resisting the Trump program.
November 3, 2016 -
Black youth have the ability to determine the results of this year's presidential election, and various efforts are underway to ensure they turn out in the numbers they did in the past two presidential races.
August 12, 2016 -
With recent court rulings finding that voter discrimination is a real and present danger, voting rights advocates are pressing the case for hearings on legislation to restore the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act.
April 12, 2016 -
Gov. Phil Bryant's decision to sign into law the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act" has nothing to do with freedom or conscience and everything to do with discrimination.
October 9, 2015 -
Civil rights advocates warn that Alabama's plan to close 31 DMV offices where citizens can get an ID they need to vote disproportionately affects African Americans and therefore violates the U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act.
October 2, 2015 -
A campaign is underway to pressure Congress to pass a law restoring a key civil rights law gutted by the Supreme Court two years ago. Citizens recently marched thousands of miles to press their case with elected officials in Washington, with one march leader giving the last days of his life to the cause.
August 31, 2015 -
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading "Days of Grace" Sept. 5 and 6, with a march in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights and Medicaid.