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.
The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.
One of the greatest scholars, thinkers and activists for African American liberation was born on this date in 1868.
The 41st Annual People's World African American History Month Celebrations will take place in Hartford and New Haven, Conn.
How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!
Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 - April 3, 2007) was an outstanding American football coach.
The Oakland City Council has begun a new process to examine racial disparities in the city's economy and criminal justice system.
Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.
Baltimore protesters chanting "Black lives matter" gathered Jan. 15 to demand that the legislature enact laws to end the plague of police killings in Maryland.
"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "