On August 20, 1830 the National Negro Convention held its first meeting in Philadelphia. The event was chaired and led by Bishop Richard Allen.
"Our issues can be overcome. Diversity is a great strength."
California labor official Tefere Gebr will succeed Arlene Holt Baker as Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO.
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.
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.