civil rights

March 22, 2017 - 1:38pm
In 1992, Jordan served as chairman of then-US President Bill Clinton's transition team. He was also an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Civil rights activist and businessman Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. will give Syracuse University's 2017 Commencement address at the ceremony on May 14 in the Carrier Dome, SU announced Wednesday.

November 15, 2015 - 3:42pm
The Syracuse University chapter of the NAACP hosted a conference for those looking to become better activists and more aware of the plight of Black people in America.

The NAACP SU Chapter held an all-day Blacktivism Conference on Saturday at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to bring awareness to and encourage black activism through lectures and panels.

January 19, 2015 - 2:48pm
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, whose theme this year was "Remember. Celebrate. Act." is in its 30th year, and featured the presentation of the Unsung Hero Awards.

The quest for racial equality in America is still far from complete, award-winning radio journalist and former ABC news correspondent Michele Norris told about 2,000 spectators gathered in the Carrier Dome on Sunday in celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20, 2014 - 4:23pm
1,900 people gathered at the 29th annual event in the Carrier Dome featuring Freeman Hrabowski, a university president who marched with Dr. King in the 1960s.

A university president who, at 10 years old, marched for civil rights with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called on Syracuse students in the Carrier Dome Sunday to “find a way to help” ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality education.

April 6, 2010 - 10:14pm
Children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman stresses the importance of equal access to education for underprivileged youth.

Policies and institutions that neglect youth are creating a cradle-to-prison pipeline that threatens to swallow a generation and weaken the nation, said children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman.