Category Archives: National
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.
A new price survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation says the price of an Independence Day picnic costs slightly more than a Thanksgiving day meal.
Former two-time Florida Governor and long-time U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has been following the news about the NSA surveillance revelations and the whistleblower behind them, Edward Snowden.
During the past 18 months, Sharyl Attkisson began noticing strange activity with both her home and work computers.