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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

Supreme Court Weighs Future Of Voting Rights Act

By Nina Totenberg

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 People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27,2013, to listen to oral arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case.

Once again, race is front and center at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. And once again, the bull's eye is the 1965 Voting Rights Act, widely viewed as the most effective and successful civil rights legislation in American history. Upheld five times by the court, the law now appears to be on life support.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 18, 2013

Member of ‘Little Rock Nine’ Speaks in Champaign

Students became symbol of the Civil Rights Movement

By Jeff Bossert

Ernest Green

In September 1957, a group of African-American teens who came to be known as the ‘The Little Rock Nine’ would play a large role in the civil rights movement.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 10, 2012

Interfaith Vigil Held Following Temple Shooting, Mosque Fire

Story by Sean Powers

Interfaith Vigil Held Following Temple Shooting, Mosque Fire

An interfaith vigil at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign attracted more than 30 people Thursday, who showed their support following two tragedies this week at a mosque and a temple.


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