On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - one of America's oldest civil rights organizations - was formed.
Join People's World in celebrating African American History Month with a national teleconference presentation by Prof. Jamie Wilson.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 called the Danville Police Department one of the most brutal and vicious he had come across.
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.