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Today in black history: Malcolm X assassinated

Malcolm became an influential figure to many African-Americans and supporters of civil rights and equality, and continues to be so today.


Today in black history: Du Bois organized Pan African Congress

W.E.B. Du Bois was an early proponent of Pan-Africanism and helped organize several Pan-African Congresses to free African colonies from European powers. The first of those was on Feb. 19,1919.


INTERVIEW: Prof. Jamie Wilson, the Black Power Movement and lessons for today's activists

Prof. Jamie Wilson is giving a special People's World Black History Month teleconference presentation on Tues, Feb 19. This interview is a preview of the themes of his presentation.


Today in black history: Civil rights pioneer Claudia Jones is born

Jones died in exile in Great Britain in 1964 at the age of 49, her health weakened from imprisonment in the U.S. because of her political activism.

Connecticut celebration highlights jobs and freedom

The event marks 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery and 50 years since the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.


Today in black history: NAACP founded

On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - one of America's oldest civil rights organizations - was formed.


Conversation: How Black freedom struggle shapes America

Join People's World in celebrating African American History Month with a national teleconference presentation by Prof. Jamie Wilson.


Virginia town was center of civil rights struggle

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 called the Danville Police Department one of the most brutal and vicious he had come across.


Demands grow for fair and inclusive immigration reform

Immigrant rights organizations, labor, faith based, and civil rights groups have embraced the urgency for comprehensive immigration reform.


Today in history: Civil rights activist Rosa Parks born 100 years ago

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.

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