Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.
"One thing about Chuy Garcia is that he will stand for what is right and he will stand for unity, he has done it when it was not an easy thing to do."
America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.
Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.
Good food and politics were in ample supply at the annual New York Better World awards.
Voter turnout is decisive to the outcome; labor and its allies are going all out to reach every potential supporter, including discouraged voters.
Absurd and humiliating acts of police overreach have become familiar; there are incidents of false arrests, harassment, and use of force against innocent victims by the police daily.
Members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago will travel with other community groups to Ferguson, Mo., on Friday, October 11.
Released in 2010, "The New Jim Crow" outlines the use of the justice system in the United States as a form of racial control that especially impacts young African American males.