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Jesse Jackson Sr. to headline Civil Rights Act anniversary gala in Gary

GARY | The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. will headline a celebration in Gary of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

October 11, 2014 5:56 pm

Julian Bond joins board of Civil Rights Hall of Fame in Gary

GARY | Julian Bond, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and board chairman of the NAACP, has accepted a position on the board of the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Illinois's 2nd District deserves better

Residents of the 2nd Congressional District deserve better than they have received from recent congressmen.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am
Speakers: Gary crucial to civil rights movement, black empowerment

Speakers: Gary crucial to civil rights movement, black empowerment

CHICAGO | In the mind of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Gary was just as significant of a place in the 1960s fight for civil rights as cities and towns in the South: The Lake County city gave the nation one of its first black mayors.

March 24, 2012 9:15 pm Photos

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