DOJ Puts Civil Rights Unit in Birmingham

Forty-nine years after protesters, led by Martin Luther King Jr., marched in Birmingham  for equal rights and to put an end to laws mandating racial segregation, the U.S. Justice Department is establishing a civil rights unit in that city. The unit, based within the U.S. attorney's office, will concentrate on both civil lawsuits and criminal enforcement of federal civil rights laws. WDEF has the story

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