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Civil Rights History

César Chávez

César Chávez Photo Gallery

A look at the labor leader’s legacy of service

three men sitting at a lunch counter

Powerful Moments in Civil Rights History

Revisiting the Voices of Civil Rights project

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech to huge crowd gathered for the Mall in Washington DC during the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Highlights of the life and legacy of a civil rights legend

View of the front line of demonstrators during the March on Washington over clasped hands

Remember the Civil Rights Movement

Events that initiated social change

An Act of Protest: Rosa Parks in Her Own Words

Rosa Parks in Her Own Words

Recollections from ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’

Ella Baker, Women Civil Rights leaders, Black History Month

Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

These 10 women have been some of the bravest and most committed activists in the fight

The Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr. al centro

The Impact of the Civil Rights Act

How the law shaped equal rights for us all

Voting Rights Act of 1965, Demonstrators march, Winston-Salem, N.C.,

The 50th Anniversary: The Voting Rights Act

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

The Struggle for Civil Rights - President Kennedy speaks from the Oval Office

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

Portrait of Katherine Johnson

NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson Q&A

'Hidden Figures' inspiration's love of math continues at age 99

Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy's first woman four-star admiral

Admiral Michelle Howard

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


Uncovered: Oldest Free Black Settlement

Researchers believe they have uncovered the oldest free African American settlement in the United States

Marielitos: The Cuban Boat People Story

A look at how some of the Cuban boat people known as "Marielitos" found a new home and prospered in America


First Person

Roberto Clemente stands in a field

La Isla Bonita

Roberto Clemente Jr. fights hunger in Puerto Rico and around the world

Marielitos - Maria Rodriguez, Judge Ivonne Cuesta, Maria Cabrera

The Pride of the Marielitos

Three stories from the boatlift that left Cuba 36 years ago

C.T. Vivian, March on Washington Then and Now

Six Marchers Return to the Nation's Capital

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

Charlayne Hunter Gault University Georgia Desegregation

Charlayne Hunter Gault

The noted journalist reflects on her civil rights fight

Tuskegee Airman

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

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