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.
An activist, showman, and cultural icon, Ali was stripped of his title a few years later for refusing to fight in Vietnam.
The revolt consisted of somewhere between 300-500 people.
African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.
Orval Faubus tried to prevent schools in Little Rock from integrating, despite the fact that the Supreme Court had ordered the desegregation of public schools three years prior.
"You provide the safe neighborhoods, you provide the good schools, you provide the hospitals. We owe you!" Biden declared.