| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Fifty years ago, Freeman A. Hrabowski III was in a Sunday church service in Birmingham, Ala. when someone handed his pastor a note containing horrifying news — a sister church, 16th Street Baptist, had just been bombed.
The pastor stopped the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:29 PM
On a Civil War battlefield where tens of thousands of men clashed fifteen decades ago, eight Ku Klux Klan members unfurled their group's banner Saturday afternoon and called for a new uprising to oust President Barack Obama.
The Klansmen — who...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:25 PM
I was traveling alone in Georgia during the summer of 1964 to visit relatives, and vividly recall that a year after the March on Washington, a sense of racial tension still permeated much of the South.
I was from New Jersey, my mother was from Macon, Ga....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:32 PM
On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, state, local and city leaders gathered in Annapolis Aug. 28 for the dedication of “the nation’s first memorial to the 250,000 foot soldiers of the March.”
Built by the Annapolis-based...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The momentous events that culminated in the March on Washington 50 years ago this week have largely overlooked the legacy of one man whose own dream of such a march was more than two decades in the making.
Asa Philip Randolph — better known as A....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Much has changed for the last three generations of 17-year-old Charles Evans' family. His grandfather participated in the March on Washington, but he still dared not dream that a black man would become president, Evans said. When Evans' father later joked...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:14 AM
There are many lingering and tragic results of racism in this nation that are likely to take generations to untangle, and one is the unfortunate state of the reputation of African-American horse jockeys from an age gone by.
Iris Barnes, curator and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She was exhausted. As one of Martin Luther King's lawyers during...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia.
At the time, my brother,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:19 AM
Last week, protesters chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, let's shut down this racist show" outside of a New Haven, Conn., music venue.
Their target was Ted Nugent, the 64-year-old rock 'n' roll guitarist from Detroit whose brash demeanor and conservative views...