Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, being subjected to routine anti-homosexual harassment, fought back in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement.
The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.
They came from across America to launch a wide ranging, broad-based plan to make things right.
Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800 employees last year, up 3 percent over 2013, according to figures from the NY State Comptroller.
Religious leaders from all over Texas rallied for gender equality on the north steps of the Texas Capitol on Feb. 17.
A four-year romance became the celebration not just of two people being joined together in marriage, but that of a family's triumph over injustice and discrimination.
A Harvard economist was reduced to making personal attacks as he tried to evade Thomas Piketty's key theses about capitalism and its tendencies toward unsustainable inequality.
The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.
A local museum's request to remove a Confederate flag was rejected by the City Council in a poor, struggling former textile town.