The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution declares “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
The journey toward civil rights for all Americans winds its way through rural courthouses and bus stations, southern schools and jail cells, and churches that organized a courageous movement that ended segregation.
The 150th Engineers are in central Iraq. The soldiers of Alpha Company patrol villages near the euphrates river, and give a helping hand to local Iraqis. They also search for hidden weapons.The soldiers say the people in the villages are generally friendly.
Long beach firefighters wasted no time getting on the job helping people after riding out Hurricane Katrina at the fire station. Several of them knew they had no homes to go to after their shifts ended, but that didn't stop them from doing their duty.