He was an inspiring figure whose life and work helped shape American history.
"My fear is in two years, pipes will be fixed but all the injustices that brought this about will remain."
The old maxim applies: "Justice delayed is justice denied."
In the midst of the bureaucratic uproar, citizens are gearing up to vote at the Cook County State's Attorney election on March 15.
Pundits have been examining opinions within the African American community and trying to predict whether Clinton or Sanders will capture the black vote.
Rebecca Davis Lee became the first African-American woman to become a physician in the United States.
The Department of Justice filed a robust complaint against Ferguson, Missouri, charging the city with violations of federal civil rights statutes.
She was a lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, writer and feminist.
Jefferson Franklin Long: the first black member to speak on the House floor.
Is Sanders' greatest weakness his campaign's limited addressing of race? Or is he being unfairly targeted for taking on economic injustice?