The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.
Frank Kameny ran for U.S. Congress on this date in 1971, albeit for a non-voting seat representing the District of Columbia.
Once upon a time there existed moderate, even in certain ways progressive Republicans.
"What a glorious task we are given," said Obama. "We know the march is not yet over, the race not yet won. Change depends on what we do."
A march on the 50th anniversary of the first national protest against the Vietnam War will be held over Apr. 29- May 2 in Washington D.C.
America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.
Barbie became the figurehead of an extensive and highly lucrative brand of Mattel dolls and accessories.
The VMF is a historical, cultural, and educational organization that brings together people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.
On this date in 1986, the writer Ding Ling, a champion of women's rights, died. Born as Jiang Bingzhi in Linli, Hunan province, China.