Unions are lining up with civil rights groups and community organizations across the country and speaking out on the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, an un-armed teenager.
A leader of the Croppers' and Farm Workers Union in Tallapoosa County was brutally murdered July 15, 1931, by a heavily armed white mob.
Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.
The case was brought forth by Richard and Mildred Loving, who were imprisoned for one year for marrying in the state of Virginia.
On this day in 1966, civil rights activist James Meredith was shot while leading the March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson.
UAW President Bob King, and actor Danny Glover are in Johannesburg where that country's Metalworkers union has come out fighting for the right of 5,000 Mississippi Nissan workers to organize a union.
President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. It was a freedom opportunity for many, but also resulted in massive displacement of Native Americans.
Randolph played a leading role in the fight for civil and labor rights, from the 1930s through the 1960s.
An activist, showman, and cultural icon, Ali was stripped of his title a few years later for refusing to fight in Vietnam.
By that time deputy national president of the ANC, Mandela helped to form Spear of the Nation, the armed wing of the Congress.