What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.
The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia.
Bob Marley, the internationally famous and influential performer of reggae music, was born in northern Jamaica on this date in 1945.
The FMLA was intended "to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families."
Betty Friedan was born on this date in 1921, and died on the same date in 2006 at the age of 85.
Sixty-five years ago, at 8 pm Eastern time on February 2, 1950, the game show What's My Line? debuted on CBS-TV.
Quill Pettway, labor organizer and civil rights pioneer was part of a generation of Communists and radicals who made Detroit's rich labor and civil rights history.
It is the only national museum devoted to the study of black life and culture.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, 42 years old, was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus.
On Nov. 25, 1952, and following the death four days prior of William Green, George Meany became the new president of the AFL.