Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen, editor of The New York Times op-ed section. Bill of the Century details the arduous mission of civil rights leaders to pass a bill that granted equal rights to millions of Americans regardless of race, sex, or religion.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 18, 2014. The rocked carried needed supplies to the International Space Station. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, April 16, 2014. The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju. (Yao Qilin/Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT)