Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at cases working their way through the lower courts about affirmative action and what they could indicate about societal views of the “race question.”
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Filed just days after the Fifth Circuit refused to rehear the case of rejected University of Texas applicant Abigail Fisher, two lawsuits present a fresh challenge to the use of race as a factor in college admissions.
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery on September 3, 1848, aided by a disguise and job skills he had learned while forced to work in Baltimore’s shipyards.
Labor Day is an occasion for end-of-summer barbecues, one last splash in the pool, and the beginning of football season. But it’s also an occasion to recall some of the champions of American labor. Here are five names to remember.
It was 51 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. So how much do you know about the speech, and the events that led up to it?