Liuzzo, who came from a working-class Detroit family and had lived in the South as a child, traveled to Alabama after the Selma to Montgomery marches and the "Bloody Sunday" attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The fate of comprehensive immigration reform with a road map to citizenship that fully protects the rights of all workers is in the hands of House Republicans.
Despite being fined, Anthony responded, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty," and, true to her word, never paid the fine for the rest of her life.
The U.S. delegation to the UN, which included NAACP board member Eleanor Roosevelt, refused to introduce the petition.
Several months earlier following orders of then Governor Orval Faubus, the state's national guard blocked the entrance of the "Little Rock Nine" to the city's Central High school.
Women's organizations, activists, and lawmakers launched a women's economic intiative that includes not just reproductive rights but pay equity, good jobs, and economic justice.
On Aug. 30, 1966, civil rights lawyer Constance Baker Motley became the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge.
On August 28, 1963, Maryland police reported, "By 8 a.m., 100 buses an hour were streaming through the Baltimore Harbor Tunne" heading for Washington, D.C.
"We have to be repetitive" on the issues Dr. King fought for, said Allen Silver, an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100.
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.