civil rights

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Mike Dougherty
October 23, 2018 - 9:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A large crowd turned out at Love Park Tuesday to rally for transgender rights in protest of a report that detailed the Trump Administration's plans to roll back some Obama-era protections. Holding fists in the air, both real and cardboard, rally participants say they...
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People hold signs and flags at a rally
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October 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm
By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) -- The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. "Setting a destructive precedent, the Trump-Pence...
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September 19, 2018 - 9:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department's varied explanations for rejecting the application weren't reasonable, U.S...
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Chief Justice John Roberts (L) and Supreme Court Justices (2L-R) Anthony Kennedy, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan arrive for a joint session of Congress address by President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in February 2017.
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Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2018 - 3:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is considered the swing vote on the nation's high court. So what will be the impact and next steps after his retirement? "This is one of the most consequential retirements, really in the modern history of the courts," said Lisa...
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People protest against the travel restrictions and limitations under Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, 2017.
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Cherri Gregg
June 26, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of civil rights leaders held a press conference at the Friends Center Tuesday to denounce the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven mostly Muslim countries. Local leaders are gearing up to take action. "We...
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A sign in the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was beaten and blinded by a white police chief in Batesburg-Leesville in 1946.
AP Photo/Christina L. Myers
May 27, 2018 - 11:20 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind. Sgt. Isaac Woodard's...
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Two hundred students gathered at City Hall to present videos, posters, painting and books they made featuring Octavius Catto and other African-American pioneers in Philadelphia.
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Justin Udo
May 07, 2018 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Over the past school year, more than 11,000 School District of Philadelphia students researched and studied the life of Octavius Catto, a black educator, athlete and soldier who fought for African-Americans' rights in Philadelphia in the late 19th century. Yaasiyn...
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A group of Philadelphia sixth-graders from Global Leadership Academy Charter School spent a week on the road to help bring civil rights history to life.
Global Leadership Academy Charter School
Cherri Gregg
May 02, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Class field trips usually don't entail traveling through multiple states. But a group of Philadelphia sixth-graders from Global Leadership Academy Charter School spent a week on the road to bring civil rights history to life. On Friday, they'll celebrate the trip by...
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