The U.S. delegation to the UN, which included NAACP board member Eleanor Roosevelt, refused to introduce the petition.
Several months earlier following orders of then Governor Orval Faubus, the state's national guard blocked the entrance of the "Little Rock Nine" to the city's Central High school.
Women's organizations, activists, and lawmakers launched a women's economic intiative that includes not just reproductive rights but pay equity, good jobs, and economic justice.
On Aug. 30, 1966, civil rights lawyer Constance Baker Motley became the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge.
On August 28, 1963, Maryland police reported, "By 8 a.m., 100 buses an hour were streaming through the Baltimore Harbor Tunne" heading for Washington, D.C.
"We have to be repetitive" on the issues Dr. King fought for, said Allen Silver, an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100.
On August 16, 1955, internationally known actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson lost his court appeal to force the U.S. State Department to grant him a passport.
"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."
For over three months, 400 African-American hospital workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs in protest over discrimination and the right to form a union.
Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.