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Tens of thousands mark Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.

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Bell, East Harlem historian, featured at Vito Marcantonio Forum

The VMF is a historical, cultural, and educational organization that brings together people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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Oakland residents celebrate black history with tributes to outstanding women

We Stand on Their Shoulders" was the theme as young and old packed the house Feb. 28 to hear poems, dramatizations and accounts from history.

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U.S.: Ferguson police routinely discriminated against African Americans

An investigation released today finds sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

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People lobby for police accountability bill filed in Maryland state legislature

It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.

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Youth march and African American History Celebration inspire struggle

Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.

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Today in African American history: African Burial Ground National Monument

The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.

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Today in African American history: Birthday of W.E.B. DuBois

One of the greatest scholars, thinkers and activists for African American liberation was born on this date in 1868.

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“Let us breathe and grow”: 41st African American History celebrations

The 41st Annual People's World African American History Month Celebrations will take place in Hartford and New Haven, Conn.

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A lynching in New Orleans

How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!

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