Educational pioneer Yung Wing (1828-1912) worked to bridge cultural gaps between the U.S. and China.
Native Americans and others from throughout the state commemorated the life of the great Cherokee war chief, Dragging Canoe, with a celebration.
"Struggle, it never stops. It moves on. We make progress but we have to keep on fighting."
He was an inspiring figure whose life and work helped shape American history.
"My fear is in two years, pipes will be fixed but all the injustices that brought this about will remain."
The old maxim applies: "Justice delayed is justice denied."
In the midst of the bureaucratic uproar, citizens are gearing up to vote at the Cook County State's Attorney election on March 15.
Pundits have been examining opinions within the African American community and trying to predict whether Clinton or Sanders will capture the black vote.
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.