The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.
On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset.
One of the greatest scholars, thinkers and activists for African American liberation was born on this date in 1868.
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.
"At the beginning of the semester," explains historian and lecturer Leleua Loupe, "students don't know history or understand the world around them."
Native Americans are oppposing the campaign of local historians and an organization to raise the infamous Indian killer, Andrew Jackson to the status of a "great president."
Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.
Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.
Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.