On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.
The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act
Rosa Parks' vision for freedom and peace continues to inspire our nation and the ongoing movement for social justice in the 100th year of her birth.
It was a night to celebrate, to recount history, to look to struggles yet to come. A night to dream, to dance, to sing songs, and hear poetry.
On February 28, 1984, musician and entertainer Michael Jackson won an amazing eight awards at the 26th Grammy Awards show:
Struggles against segregation and for militant trade unionism in Maryland were the subject of a Feb. 23 Black History Month program sponsored by the Baltimore Marxist Labor Forum.
I sat for two hours copying word for word the reports of the gunshot wounds that ultimately killed 26 people in Newark. Most of them died from gunshot wounds in the back.
Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.
In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.