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Mercedes Binns, who has been to Selma 17 times because of its civil rights history, walks on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, on Sunday in Selma, Ala.
March 8, 2015 Tens of thousands marched across the Edmund Pettus bridge in the Alabama town, where 50 years ago state troopers attacked peaceful demonstrators calling for voting equality.
December 13, 2014 Members of African-American fraternities and sororities are among the thousands of people who have joined recent demonstrations. But some of those groups discourage displaying official gear.
President Obama and the Rev. Al Sharpton together at the 2011 National Action Network conference.
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April 10, 2014 For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.
The Rev. Al Sharpton held a news conference Tuesday to discuss allegations that he worked with the FBI as an informant on mob activities.
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April 8, 2014 The Rev. Al Sharpton says he isn't a former FBI asset who informed on Mafia figures to a special task force in New York City during the 1980s, despite a recent report by The Smoking Gun.
Rev. Al Sharpton.
January 14, 2011 The civil rights leader, who concedes he has said things in the past that may have contributed to a poisonous political climate, says public figures should learn from events such as Saturday's shootings in Arizona that they have to watch their words.
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December 28, 2009 I went to college in the Boston area shortly after the busing controversies were winding down, but I was constantly subjected to racial harassment on the street. It was years before I cold look at a group of young white boys or men without tensing...
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