November 5, 2008 -
Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a noted civil rights leader and one of the founders of the Institute for Southern Studies, speaking to NBC News last night about Barack Obama's historic election as the first African-American president of the United States of America:
October 15, 2008 -
Last month, Facing South reported on the case of Troy Davis, the 39-year-old African-American man from Georgia, who was scheduled to be executed in September despite widespread concern Davis is an innocent man.
October 14, 2008 -
Rep. John Lewis (D) of Georgia stepped into the controversy over states' use of Social Security Administration voter registration checks yesterday, calling improper use of the checks "harassment" that could disenfranchise voters.
June 30, 2006 -
If the Republican Party still has hopes of reaching African American voters, the antics of GOP Republicans to slow down renewal of the Voting Rights Act can't help. As Reuters reports, renewal is likely dead for now:
December 20, 2005 -
Two Southern Democrats -- one black, one white -- issued the strongest statements yet against disclosures htat President Bush broke the law in authorizing domestic eavesdropping. Via Political Wire: