American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, 42 years old, was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus.
"From Ferguson to Bentonville and across the country, black youth, Walmart workers, and allies are self-organizing to fight back."
On this day in 1831, Nat Turner, leader of one of the largest slave revolts in U.S. history was captured.
"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."
On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.
On May 8, 1967, A federal grand jury indicted Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces.
Stowe was highly active in the abolition movement. She and her husband supported the Underground Railroad and temporarily housed slaves in their home.
Called "general," "Moses" and "one of the bravest persons on this continent," Harriet Tubman, born around 1820, died today in 1913.
On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.