History Stories
CATEGORY: Civil Rights Movement
Thurgood Marshall Had a Secret Relationship with the FBI
October 12, 2017

Did it help or hurt the civil rights movement? Read More

The Story Behind the Famous Little Rock Nine ‘Scream Image’
September 1, 2017

It didn't end when Central High School was integrated. Read More

Same Date, 8 Years Apart: From Emmett Till’s Murder to ‘I Have a Dream’, in Photos
August 28, 2017

Eight years to the day of Till’s death, some 250,000 people gathered in the nation’s capital for the iconic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Read More

One of D.C.’s Best Statues is Hidden in Plain Sight Outside a Starbucks
August 21, 2017

It's easy to miss this striking civil rights monument at Union Station. Read More

The ‘Silent’ Protest That Kick-Started the Civil Rights Movement
July 28, 2017

Nearly 50 years before the March on Washington, African Americans took to the streets of New York protest racial inequality. Read More

How Civil Rights Wade-Ins Desegregated Southern Beaches
July 21, 2017

In the 1950s, the beach wasn’t open to everyone. Read More

Mildred and Richard: The Love Story that Changed America
February 17, 2017

Find out how a couple in love brought forward the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia, which forever changed the color of marriage in the United States. Read More

New Book Sheds Light on the Murder of Emmett Till
February 3, 2017

In light of a new revelation about the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, we take a look back at the case and its impact on the growing civil rights movement. Read More

Rosa Parks’ Archive Goes Digital
March 1, 2016

With a few clicks of the mouse, it’s now possible to view thousands of the civil rights icon’s papers and photographs. Read More

Remembering Julian Bond, 1940-2015
August 17, 2015

The civil rights activist, longtime Georgia legislator and former NAACP chairman passed away this weekend at the age of 75, after a brief illness. Read More