Luque played in both all white, Negro League, and integrated teams in the U.S. and Cuba.
Turner often conducted Baptist services, preaching the Bible to his fellow slaves, who dubbed him "The Prophet."
Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.
TUCSON, Ariz. - When activists here launched Salt of the Earth Labor College in 1993 they didn't know exactly what to expect.
Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.
On Aug. 30, 1966, civil rights lawyer Constance Baker Motley became the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge.
Bullard was rejected by the U.S. Army Air Service because only white pilots were allowed to serve.
On Aug. 22, 1867, Fisk University, one of the nation's most famous historically black colleges, was formally incorporated.
On August 16, 1955, internationally known actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson lost his court appeal to force the U.S. State Department to grant him a passport.