Skills Builder for Work helps you gain in-demand skills that could give you an edge in today’s job market. Try it today.
How Janet Bragg broke new ground
VISIT: AARP Black Community
READ: 92 Years of Black History Celebrations
SEE: The African American History Museum: 10 Must-See Items
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About African American History?
A look at the labor leader’s legacy of service
Revisiting the Voices of Civil Rights project
Highlights of the life and legacy of a civil rights legend
Events that initiated social change
Recollections from ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’
These 10 women have been some of the bravest and most committed activists in the fight
How the law shaped equal rights for us all
Once a representation of equality, it is now a source of division
A month-by-month look at a milestone year, 1963
The youngest man to receive the prestigious Peace Prize
'Hidden Figures' inspiration's love of math continues at age 99
The trailblazing naval officer talks about breaking barriers and being a role model
Researchers believe they have uncovered the oldest free African American settlement in the United States
A look at how some of the Cuban boat people known as "Marielitos" found a new home and prospered in America
Roberto Clemente Jr. fights hunger in Puerto Rico and around the world
Three stories from the boatlift that left Cuba 36 years ago
Americans rallied for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream
The noted journalist reflects on her civil rights fight
Celebrating The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American military pilots who fought in World War II
Visit the AARP state page for information about events, news and resources near you.
Featured AARP Member Benefits
See All >
Members save 30% on a 1-year subscription
GrandPad, Powered by Consumer Cellular
Members save 5% on a monthly subscription
Exclusive Walgreens Cash rewards for members
Members can save 50% on prescription lenses
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
You'll start receiving the latest news, benefits, events, and programs related to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
You can also manage your communication preferences by updating your account at anytime. You will be asked to register or log in.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at