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Arthur Ashe and the 2018 US Open Women’s Final

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By Patricia A. Turner, Ph.D. Fifty years after then-amateur…

UCLA Honors Legacy of Arthur Ashe on 50th Anniversary of His Historic U.S. Open Win

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The 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships kicks off today, marking…

Obama commemorates 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth

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Former President Barack Obama travelled to South Africa this…

Celebrating the 19th Amendment

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The 19th Amendment On August 26, 1920, the right to vote…

The Sacco and Vanzetti Case and its Impact

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1921 Photograph of a "Save Sacco & Vanzetti" Protest…

Nat Turner: An Emblem of Freedom

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Painting of Nat Turner. Image courtesy of Comic Vine.…

The History Behind Angela Davis' Arrest

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Angela Davis in 2006. Image courtesy of Nick Wiebe.…

The Radical and Controversial Orator of Civil Rights: Marcus Garvey

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Image of Marcus Garvey in 1924. Courtesy of The Library…

Celebrating "The Black Apollo of Science" Ernest Everett Just

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Over a century ago yesterday, on August 14, 1883, one of…

Alex Haley's Message to Dig into the Past

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On this day, August 11, in 1921, one of the most renowned…

A Black Star: Jessie Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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Jessie Owens at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Image…

Honoring Ralph Bunche and His Legacy of Peace

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1951 image of Ralph Bunche. Courtesy of The Library…

Celebrating The History of the Voting Rights Act

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The signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. By Yoichi…

Honoring a Jazz Lengend: Profile on Louis Armstrong

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Image Courtesy of the National Archives. One hundred…

Recognizing James Baldwin's Legacy

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Image courtesy of The Library of Congress. On this…

Today in History: the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment

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The first page of the Fourteenth Amendment Civil Rights…

Massacre Unveiled: Remembering the Negro Fort

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Map of Fort Gadsden and the Negro Fort. Courtesy of…

Passing Grade: Patrick Francis Healy's Academic Achievements

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Courtesy of Georgetown University. On this day in 1865,…

Snippet from the Past: The First Black Power Conference

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Symbol of the Black Power Movement. Courtesy of Joekilil…