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Black History

Black History

United Nations Unveils "The Ark of Return" Memorial to Victims of Slavery NEW YORK - The United Nations announced today the observance of the...

On the fiftieth anniversary of a horrifying incident in Selma, Alabama, in which hundreds of peaceful civil-rights marchers were brutally attacked by police officers,...

A ceremony has been held in New York to honour black civil rights leader Malcolm X at the site where he was assassinated 50...

Oprah Winfrey stars in "Selma" If Bayard Rustin were alive today he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTQ communities held discussions...

Robert W. Sussman, cultural anthropologist, Washington University in St. Louis ‘Myth of Race’ still a force in modern politics When it comes to race, too many...

Washington, DC – The Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley released the following statement to mark the 59th anniversary of the day Rosa...

Racial discrimination in the army helped lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement decades later. Though often overshadowed by World War II, the African-American experience in World War I was a transformative moment in black history, says Chad Williams, chair of the African & Afro-American Studies Department. 

The author of “Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I Era,” Williams says the African-American experience in the Great War sowed the seeds of the civil rights movement that would flower decades later.

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have...

BRANDED OUTCAST RE-BRANDED CHAMPION—Summum Bonum.  Bayard Rustin, known for his outstanding work in orchestrating the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, receives...

THE AMAZING THING IS the March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom that took place on August 28th, 1963 went off without a hitch....