Atlanta Freedom Riders

The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

The tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, is another test for President Obama. He's struggled at times over how to navigate long-simmerin...

A Tale Of Two Polls

Two new polls this week attempt to quantify the public's feelings for the Common Core State Standards. The K-12 benchmarks in English and math were little known this time last year. But they've sin...

Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Mercedes Ricks may be the perfect candidate to help launch a new cultural push in Magnolia, Miss.The 50-year-old native of Columbia ended up in this tiny south Mississippi town by way of New Orlean...