Tag Archives: civil rights

Protesters Appeal To City Commission Over Confederate Statue

By on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Protesters seeking to remove the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier spoke to city officials for the first time since the campaign began in late June. This is the first of several efforts that will go on over the next two weeks among protesters who call for the County Commission to take down the statue.

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Challenges Beyond Same-Sex Marriage Remain For LGBT Activists

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 10:31 pm

While same-sex marriage activists view a decision to allow gay marriage in Florida as a milestone, some say it will take a lot more before equality truly wins in the state. Groups like Equality Florida are trying to keep the conversation moving forward.

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Former Alachua County President Of NAACP Rev. Wright Dies

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The Rev. Thomas A. Wright passed away on Dec. 9. He was the former president of the Alachua County branch of the NAACP, and is remembered by family and friends for his life and service during the civil rights movement.

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Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.

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UF professor discusses life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By and on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Sharon Austin, director of UF African-American studies, shares her knowledge of the civil rights leader’s life and accomplishments.

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In the News: Marissa Alexander Gets New Trial, Magnet Program Expansion, Dream Defenders, Florida GOP Talks Budget

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 11:21 am

Florida woman jailed for firing ‘warning shot’ at husband wins new trial – A new trial has been ordered for Marissa Alexander, who was given a 20-year prison sentence after firing a warning shot to ward off her abusive husband. […]

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A Collection Of Florida, National Reflections On The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

WUFT News rounded up local and national coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from the past week.

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