American civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She made her mark in history in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, when she refused to …..
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In honor of Black History Month, we’ve added another activist-entertainer to our files: Odetta, the folk singer who came to fame in the 1960s for her powerful voice in protest songs.
Martin Luther King, Jr. still stirs controversy, four decades after his murder. This time it’s about a national monument.
Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old whose murder helped spark the Civil Rights revolution of 1955, was born on this day in Chicago in 1941. He’s been dead for 56 years, yet he’d be just 70 years old today.
Hubert H. Humphrey was born 100 years ago today.
The remarkable story of James Zwerg, beaten in Alabama in 1961 for riding a desegregated bus.
Rosa Parks was born on this day in 1913.
Here’s a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., one said to be the last before he was killed: