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Friends and mentees remember Judy Heumann, mother of the disability rights movement
Heumann, who died Saturday at the age of 75, paved the way for policy victories for people with disabilities and mentored generations of disabled people.
Oklahoma lesbian will appeal after her parental rights were transferred to son’s sperm donor
After a judge’s ruling rocked LGBTQ+ rights advocates and donor communities, The National Center for Lesbian Rights will take on Kris Williams’ case in state court.
58 years after marching on Bloody Sunday, JoAnne Bland teaches her own Black history in Selma
Bland has dedicated her life to educating people about her hometown of Selma, Alabama, to ensure they remember the lessons in the fight for voting rights.
Consent, power and adulthood: ‘My Last Innocent Year’ explores becoming a woman in the Monica Lewinsky era
Daisy Alpert Florin spoke with The 19th about why her debut novel’s reflections on consent in 1998 feel especially relevant in today’s world — five years after #MeToo.
Barbara Johns made civil rights history at 16. Her sister reflects on the US Capitol statue planned in her honor.
Joan Johns Cobbs joined her sister to protest their segregated school’s deplorable conditions in 1951. She wants the statue of her sister planned for Statuary Hall to show her “determination and forcefulness.”
Janet Protasiewicz and Daniel Kelly will face off for crucial Wisconsin Supreme Court seat
The April 4 election will determine the ideological balance of the court and if abortion is legal in the state.
People face a ‘desperate’ reality after leaving prison. Two Atlanta women are pushing to change that.
The organization, Barred Business, provides funding, housing and training while advocating for legal protections for people who have faced unemployment and homelessness after incarceration.
‘It doesn’t have to be this way’: California introduces bill addressing harassment on public transit
Introduced by Sen. Dave Min in partnership with Stop AAPI Hate, the bill would address systemic safety issues on public transit systems across the state.
‘They need to see’: RowVaughn Wells on what it means to attend Biden’s State of the Union address
The mother of Tyre Nichols spoke to The 19th before attending the address as a guest of First Lady Jill Biden, becoming among the first family members of Black men killed by police to sit in the House chamber for the speech.