Civil Rights

Two students conduct civil rights research in Corpus Christi

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 - 5:00am

By Julie Garcia


Becky Moeller said many of today's civil rights and labor battles were being fought 30 years ago.

Shortly after Moeller graduated from high school in the late 1960s, a different war raged on the country's public restrooms, she said.

"They're using the same hokey arguments today that they used in the (Equal Rights Amendment) argument. (They said) if the ERA passes than men and women will share the bathroom," the former Texas AFL-CIO union president said. "It's that fear that (opponents) are coming up with now. They prey on other peoples' fears."

The Corpus Christi native...