Jones died in exile in Great Britain in 1964 at the age of 49, her health weakened from imprisonment in the U.S. because of her political activism.
The event marks 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery and 50 years since the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - one of America's oldest civil rights organizations - was formed.
Join People's World in celebrating African American History Month with a national teleconference presentation by Prof. Jamie Wilson.
It is incredibly ugly that owners such as Donald Sterling can latch themselves onto the games we enjoy and wreak so much social havoc.
Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.
On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.
Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.
Some 10,000 participants from all over the country gathered here at the Congressional Black Caucus annual meeting earlier this month to listen, discuss and speak their minds.
A state Assembly committee has put together a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by these young people.