Category Archives: National
Families who have lost loved ones in the military are not receiving death benefits during the government shut down.
World War II veterans will get to visit the National World War II Memorial on Saturday despite the government shutdown.
Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will speak tonight at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida on Judaism and global politics. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
In 2009, Congress named Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims of that infamous day. The bipartisan decision encouraged people to take action, and on Wednesday, the tradition continued in Gainesville.
President Barack Obama delivered a speech Tuesday that urged America to involve itself in the Syrian conflict and take a stand against the use of chemical weapons. Some locals were supportive of Obama, but others still weren’t convinced.
Columbia County NAACP President Deborah White has been a champion for civil rights and has seen the power of desegregation over time. White said diversity in the county’s schools is evolving as is the community.
Many people hold the misconception that the March on Washington was strictly an African-American rally for civil rights, says Jamal Sowell, assistant to UF President Bernie Machen. In fact, there were multiple sectors of the country marching for jobs and freedom.
WUFT News rounded up local and national coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from the past week.
The first African-American school board member in Gainesville describes the atmosphere at the March of Washington and what it was like to be a part of the historic moment.
“Nothing is ever perfect, and you try to work for that more perfect union,” Don Fuqua recently told WUFT News while reflecting on Florida and the nation’s civil rights progress since the 1960s.