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Category: Black History

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Port Chicago Disaster Stuns the Nation, 70 Years Ago

70 years after the worst home front disaster of World War II, learn how an explosion at a California port sparked a Naval mutiny and led to an influential debate on civil rights.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Muhammad Ali

Fifty years after he first won the heavyweight title, explore 10 surprising facts about boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

On the 95th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, explore little-known facts about the man who integrated baseball.

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Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery, 175 Years Ago

On the 175th anniversary of the escape of Frederick Douglass from slavery, look back at how the famed abolitionist became a free man.

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“Glory” Regiment Attacks Fort Wagner, 150 Years Ago

On the 150th anniversary of the bloody battle that inspired the movie “Glory,” take a look back at the all-black 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist.

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The Tuskegee Airmen: 5 Fascinating Facts

Find out more about the distinguished all-black unit portrayed in the new movie “Red Tails.”

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African Meeting House, Oldest U.S. Black Church, Reopens After Restoration

Boston’s African Meeting House reopened last week after undergoing a meticulous restoration that returned the structure to its 19th-century appearance.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Opens in Washington, D.C.: Photos

Check out images of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which was unveiled this week on the National Mall.