The decision to fight for the Scottsboro Nine was preceded by years of activity led by the Communist Party and its predecessor organizations.
This week a bipartisan group of Alabama state lawmakers introduced a bill to exonerate the victims of a racist frame-up.
In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.
In honor of the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, we are rerunning the following People's World article, "Rosa Parks: courageous fighter for justice, " by Debbie Bell.
Prince Hall, revolutionary, abolitionist and Masonic leader, died in Boston on Dec. 4, 1807.
CHICAGO - Two "living legends" of the civil rights movement, Diane Nash and the Rev. C. T. Vivian, keynoted "Remembering the Movement," a Black History Month program, livestreamed from the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum.
PHILADELPHIA -- More than 50 people crowded into the Du Bois Center on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia last Friday to hear Anthony Monteiro, professor of African American Studies at Temple University, deliver a history lecture.
Connecticut Black History Month event features author Dr. Gerald Horne and the New Haven Firebirds.
Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.
Jarvis Tyner is the executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and the chair of the party's African American Equality Commission. He joined the CPUSA in the early sixties, just as the Civil Rights Movement was maturing.