Opinion

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University of Pennsylvania awards Du Bois honorary doctorate

Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.

Anna Julia Cooper, 1858-1964: A fighter for equal rights for all

She was a leader in the fight for African American equality, women's equality and their rights in education, and for African Americans' and women's right to vote.

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MLK was a working-class hero

"I AM A MAN," the signs proclaimed in large, bold letters. They were held high, proudly and defiantly, by African-American men marching through the streets of Memphis.