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Civil Rights Heroes

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Highlights of the life and legacy of a civil rights legend

Rosa Parks in Her Own Words

Recollections from ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’

Remembering César Chávez

A look at the labor leader’s legacy of service

The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Once a representation of equality, it is now a source of division

90 Years of Black History Celebrations

Honoring the contributions of African Americans

The Movement

The Impact of the Civil Rights Act

How the law shaped equal rights for us all

Race & Social Security

Life spans are shorter, and disability rates are higher

The Struggle for Civil Rights

A month-by-month look at a milestone year, 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Nobel Prize

The youngest man to receive the prestigious Peace Prize

The Landmarks

Admiral Michelle Howard

The trailblazing naval officer talks about breaking barriers and being a role model

10 Women Who Ran for U.S. President

These women made political history


A Slave Cabin Brought Back to Life

The Edisto Island Slave Cabin is one of the main center pieces of The National Museum of African American History and Culture

'Honorable Journey'

"Honorable Journey" charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War Two

First Person

Charlayne Hunter Gault

The noted journalist reflects on her civil rights fight

The Pride of the Marielitos

Three stories from the boatlift that left Cuba 36 years ago

Six Marchers Return to the Nation's Capital

Americans rallied for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream

'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Former first lady, writers and actors recall how the classic novel changed their lives

Tuskegee Airman

Celebrating The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American military pilots who fought in World War II

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