One hundred years after a rampage that left more than 20 people dead, descendants of three of the hanged soldiers have petitioned the U.S. government for posthumous pardons.

  • Aug 24, 2017

Taney penned the 1857 Dred Scott decision, declaring blacks could not be U.S. citizens. His legacy has come under fire along with Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and other slavery defenders.

  • Aug 18, 2017

Before a Nazi sympathizer named James A. Fields allegedly plowed his car into protesters in Charlottesville, there was another prominent James A. Fields in Virginia history. And he was a black man.

  • Aug 14, 2017

A new movie examines what happened at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 Detroit riots.

  • Aug 4, 2017

The July 28, 1917, march down Fifth Avenue in New York City was one of the country's first mass protests against lynchings and racial injustice

  • Jul 28, 2017

The unrest 50 years ago left 43 dead, 1,200 injured and hundreds of buildings burned. Many neighborhoods never recovered.

  • Jul 23, 2017

Founded in 1967 before the Fair Housing Act, the groundbreaking Maryland community welcomed people of all colors, including couples who had married across racial lines.

  • Jul 21, 2017

On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a championship at Wimbledon.

  • Jul 14, 2017

Civil Rights era “Cold Case” files reopened after the passage of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016.

  • Jun 26, 2017

  • May 1, 2017
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