,: Simeon Wright, Witness to Abduction of Emmett Till, Dies at 74

Two young cousins, one visiting from Chicago, shared a bedroom on the night of a murder in 1955 that shook the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.

Passage Home, and Perhaps a 3rd Life, for the Rosa Parks House in Berlin

The home that was a haven to the civil rights pioneer in the ’50s has secured a ticket back to the United States.

Decades Later, Memphis to Compensate Black Sanitation Strikers of 1968

By ALAN BLINDER July 25, 2017 For 63 mostly uninterrupted years, the rhythms of Elmore Nickleberry’s life have included the rumbles and roars of Memphis’s sanitation trucks. Even now, at 85 and the longest-tenured employee in the city’s...

In Covering Civil Rights, Reporter Enhanced His Words With Film

By RACHEL L. SWARNS and DARCY EVELEIGH February 4, 2017 Every Sunday in February, we will feature and explore previously unpublished photographs from The New York Times’s archives, with a special focus on the 1960s. Revisit last...