It honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
How perfect that Loving Day refers to Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple in the Supreme Court case.
La Peña was founded on this date in 1975. It promotes peace, social justice, and cultural understanding through the arts, education, and social action.
In its earliest phase, very little was known about transmission, and public anxiety grew, sometimes reaching hysterical proportions.
In 1943, simmering racial unease exploded as hundreds of white sailors stationed in Los Angeles stormed into East L.A. and began beating Hispanics.
A park was the scene here on Memorial Day (May 25) of a symbolic ceremony of burial for the Confederate flag.
Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, being subjected to routine anti-homosexual harassment, fought back in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement.
During the Great Depression, the "Bonus Expeditionary Force," a group of World War I veterans seeking to cash in their veterans' bonus certificates, arrived in D.C.
The multi-talented, much beloved Maya Angelou died one year ago today at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Here are some of the memorials honoring our fallen Native warriors across the country.