Voices of our Community


The Invisible Giant in the Rights Struggle

by LaTosha Brown, civil rights activist and singer

My mother, Rosetta Gamble-Brown, was born in Orville, Alabama on July 17, 1947. She was the eleventh child to Nellie and Joseph Gamble. Her family were black farmers from Alabama's Blackbelt. When Rosetta was just 3… Read More


International Museum Day: Celebrate with Us

by Kelli Edwards, Program Manager

Join the Center for Civil and Human Rights on May 18th as we celebrate International Museum Day. Today, we celebrate museums and cultural preservation institutions alike for raising awareness about our world’s most important… Read More

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This Week in Civil and Human Rights News

1. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Complaint Against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals. United States Department of… Read More


We Shall Overcome

by David Hopings, Manager of the Visitor Experience

Montgomery AL, May 21st 8 PM As afternoon sun transitions into stillness of night, the sticky heat of a hot Alabama afternoon is slowly replaced by cooler temperatures and a faint breeze. Both of which… Read More

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Child Survivor Reveals Never-Ending Holocaust

by Michael Jacobs

This article is originally published on the Atlanta Jewish Times. Please click here to read the full article. Rabbi Joseph Polak was 50 years old and visiting Paris to give a lecture on Jewish… Read More


This Week in Civil and Human Rights News

Activists hold signs during the delivery of the final report on the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College. Edgard Garrido / Reuters

1. Saudi Arabia: Counter-terror court sentences human rights activist in relentless onslaught against civil society. April 25: Issa al-Hamid was sentenced to 9 years for a few charges such as “inciting [people] to breach public… Read More


Earth Day: More than Recycling

by Erin Famularo

With grocery stores, clothing, jewelry, and technology available everywhere, it is hard to remember the people who still live off the land. There are communities that rely on the Earth to be self-sustaining and take… Read More