Jefferson Franklin Long: the first black member to speak on the House floor.
A relatively small number of Iowans take part in the caucuses, but the caucuses decisions are worth scrutinizing because participants study the issues and are knowledgeable and thoughtful.
His nomination was bitterly contested and denounced by conservative Republicans.
"As we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the fight for economic and racial justice continues."
Weaver noted there was a great difference between the income of most African Americans and the cost of living.
How much progress have we made in getting racism out of our schools since the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education?
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt articulated the fundamental goals of Four Freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy.
Another dauntless advocate of American Indian activism has walked on with the passing of Native rights stalwart John Trudell.
In addition to being an editorial board member and columnist for The Nation, Hayden regularly publishes his commentary in other major media.
A slim majority of whites with a college degree see the Confederate flag as a symbol of heritage and pride, while 41 percent see it as a racist symbol.