civil rights movement

Charles Moore, a photographer who braved physical peril to capture searing images — including lawmen using dogs and fire hoses against defenseless demonstrators — that many credit with helping to propel landmark civil rights legislation, died on Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 79.

TMZ.com is reporting that "General" Larry Platt is taking his "Pants on the Ground" phenomenon to Las Vegas. Platt, who made national news when he sang "Pants on the Ground" on "American Idol," is scheduled to perform his song at the Mirage Hotel this weekend.

Throughout this legislative session, the Capitol has welcomed soldiers, Boy Scouts and police officers to come speak before the House or the Senate. On the 19th day, they honored General Larry Platt, the civil rights warrior-turned “American Idol” star for his socially conscious tune, “Pants on the Ground.”