Sharp Drop in Affirmation of Civil Rights Progress

Sharp Drop in Affirmation of Civil Rights Progress

A sharp drop in U.S. adults who see progress in civil rights for Black Americans has taken place in the past four years, according to a Gallup report published Sept. 9. Respondents were asked to answer the following question: “Thinking back over your lifetime, how do...
John Lewis Crosses Alabama Bridge One Last Time

John Lewis Crosses Alabama Bridge One Last Time

John Lewis crossed the river Jordan on July 17, 2020, and last Sunday, I went to Selma to see him cross the Alabama River one last time. I went because his last crossing simply had to be so very different from the first, with all the power we have within us to make...
U.S. Rep. John Lewis: A Leader Who Served

U.S. Rep. John Lewis: A Leader Who Served

What were you doing when you were 23 years old? I ask this question every time I give a public presentation about my experiences serving as a police officer in St. Louis. People usually respond they were just graduating from college, just entering the workforce or...
Recalling John Lewis: ‘We Have Come Too Far’

Recalling John Lewis: ‘We Have Come Too Far’

If heroes are made in the trenches fighting for freedom, John Lewis – civil-rights icon and United States congressman from Georgia – always will be remembered among the hallowed ranks of America’s greatest leaders for enduring brutality while peacefully helping move...