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Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
  

Jul 16, 2003

More than 40 years ago Edward Culvert boarded a bus bound for the South in an effort to test President John F. Kennedy's commitment to civil rights. The mass action,

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Gay Rights Advances
  

Jul 01, 2003

 June was, appropriately enough, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. And while it was the 34th such celebration in New York City commemorating the Stonewall Riots against police harassment

Immigrant Soldiers
  

May 01, 2003

Even though his coffin was draped with the American flag, U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Riayan Tejeda, 26, was not a U.S.citizen. Tejeda, who was killed in combat in Iraq, was

Subways Are Not For Everyone
  

Apr 21, 2003

 Frieda Zames, who uses a motorized scooter because of a bout with polio, was fed up with trying to ride city buses. Most city buses did not have wheelchair lifts -

Restricting Demonstrations
  

Mar 05, 2003

 Demonstrations against the impending pre-emptive war by the United States of America against Iraq marched past the Coliseum in Rome, the Houses of Parliament in London, the Place de la