After Michael Donald’s brutal murder, his mother, Beulah Mae, fought for justice beyond the conviction of his killers.
Their paranoia led the agency to launch Operation CHAOS—in direct violation of its charter.
In the pain of mourning his brother’s death, writes activist and author Kevin Powell, RFK resurrected his own humanity, becoming a fearless champion for the underrepresented.
Bayard Rustin was an indispensable force behind the Civil Rights Movement...and openly gay.
Centuries of prejudice and discrimination against blacks fueled the civil rights crusade, but World War II and its aftermath were arguably the main catalysts.
More than half a century later, progress has been made, but the vision of Warren’s court has not been fully realized.
Why couldn't the slaves have resisted—or pulled themselves up from their bootstraps after emancipation?
As a group of black teenagers awaited execution, the Communist Party and the NAACP bickered over their legal defense.
Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated while in office - all were brought down by gunfire. And each of these presidential assassinations helped usher in a wave of important reforms and a new political era.
While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans, who experienced the highest unemployment rate during the 1930s.