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Izola Curry, Woman Who Stabbed MLK, Has Died

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices

Izola Ware Curry, the woman who attempted to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by stabbing him with a steel letter opener in 1958, has reportedly died. She ...

Guess Where The Rosa Parks Archive Is Heading

AP | Brett Zongker | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and o...

103-Year-Old Civil Rights Legend To Attend State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Many are expected to tune into President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night but few will have the opportunity to hear his remarks in p...

Cesar Chavez's Words Of Wisdom Are All The Inspiration You'll Need Today

Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices

Today is Cesar Chavez Day. Here's some words of wisdom to remember the civil rights leader and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association. ...

Late Civil Rights Leader Mourned By President Obama

Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion

Rev. T.J. Jemison, a father of the civil rights movement, passed away on Nov. 15 in Baton Rouge, La., at the age of 95. A founding member of the South...

A $10,500 MLK Letter For Sale

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 04.04.2013 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA -- A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to a Philadelphia police officer who was assigned ...

Dorothy Height: Extraordinary American Heroine

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

This is a petition to the publishers, producers and editors in all the network news organizations and 24-hour cable news channels. Across the spectrum...

Civil Rights Leader Convicted of Incest

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LEESBURG, Va. — A jury convicted an iconic civil-rights figure of incest Thursday after concluding that he had sex with his teenage daughter 15 ...