Rebecca Davis Lee became the first African-American woman to become a physician in the United States.
The Department of Justice filed a robust complaint against Ferguson, Missouri, charging the city with violations of federal civil rights statutes.
She was a lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, writer and feminist.
Jefferson Franklin Long: the first black member to speak on the House floor.
Is Sanders' greatest weakness his campaign's limited addressing of race? Or is he being unfairly targeted for taking on economic injustice?
"Fire Chief Suhr!" said activists. "Independent Investigation! And charge these cops with murder!"
A grand jury indicted Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, on a perjury charge on Jan. 6.
Instead of seeking incriminating evidence, McGinty spent months finding three "experts" who never interviewed the police and could only speculate from afar.
"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."
A mistrial was declared in the trial of Baltimore police officer, William Porter, who was charged in connection with Gray's death.