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Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Case
July 26, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. The 1955 murder case was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in United States history. ... read more »
Author of Emmett Till Book Gave FBI Interview Recordings   
July 19, 2018
Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the Black teen.   ... read more »
Regina Scott Makes History as First Black Female LAPD Deputy Chief
July 19, 2018
LAPD Chief Michel Moore delivers on promise of promoting African Americans to high ranking positions ... read more »
Frederick Douglass’ July 4 Speeches Trace American History
July 5, 2018
More than a century after his death, Frederick Douglass and July 4 remain profoundly intertwined. ... read more »
John Mack Sunrise (1-6-1937) Sunset (6-21-2018) A Hero, Statesman and Man of the People
June 28, 2018
When it comes to John Wesley Mack, the opinion is unanimous.  Civil rights legend, social justice warrior, and groundbreaking public servant are words that illustrated his life and career. ... read more »
Newly-Elected Mayor London Breed Makes History in San Francisco
June 21, 2018
London Breed has made history, becoming the first African American woman elected mayor in San Francisco after her opponent conceded in what had been a razor-close race. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
History Behind Juneteenth
June 14, 2018
In today’s modern world of cell phones, computers and the internet, it is easy to take for granted the sheer ease and expedience at the reach of our fingertips. ... read more »
The Legacy Museum and Memorial Breaks the Silence to Publicly Confront Lynching in America 
May 3, 2018
  Over the course of two days, thousands of supporters participated in the grand opening ceremony of the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) unveiling of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, AL.  ... read more »
Lynching Memorial and Museum in Montgomery Open to Public
April 27, 2018
The summit, museum and memorial are projects of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery-based legal advocacy group founded by attorney Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson won a MacArthur "genius'' award for his human rights work. ... read more »
The Legacy of Dr. King and the “Bank In” Movement
April 19, 2018
After 50 years, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through the legacy of Unity Bank and Trust, the current work of OneUnited Bank and all Black banks. We are honored to carry the torch…and recognize the importance of passing the baton from “bank in” to #BankBlack. ... read more »
 Women’s History Month Remembrance: International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI)  celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Nassau Bahamas 
April 12, 2018
The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) hosted its annual International Women’s Conference in Nassau, Bahamas.  ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa
April 5, 2018
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
Hidden Civil Rights Figure, Samuel Bacon Honored 70 Years Later 
April 5, 2018
Throughout Black History Month and African American studies classes, students and people around the world hear about the great story of civil rights activist Rosa Parks and how she refused to give up her seat to a White passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. However, very few people know of civil rights martyr, Samuel Mason Bacon.  ... read more »
MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?
April 5, 2018
Fifty years after his assassination, some of these barriers have fallen _ but others remain. ... read more »
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