"Whether it was TV or magazines, the world got changed one image at a time," says Maurice Berger, curator of a new exhibit at American History
October 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
John Howard Griffin gave readers an unflinching view of the Jim Crow South. How has his book held up?
October 2011 | By Bruce Watson
For those working behind the scenes on the King memorial, its meaning runs deep
August 19, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
In 1910, the boxer Jack Johnson and the musician Scott Joplin embodied a new sense of possibility for African-Americans
June 2010 | By Michael Walsh
Frustrated by the segregated shoreline, black residents stormed the beaches and survived brutal attacks on "Bloody Sunday"
April 20, 2010 | By Matthew Pitt
Fifty years ago, four college students sat down to request lunch service at a North Carolina Woolworth's and ignited a struggle
February 2010 | By Owen Edwards
Simeon Wright recalls the events surrounding his cousin's murder and the importance of having the casket on public display
November 2009 | By Abby Callard
She began her career as a musical prodigy and ended up breaking down racial barriers in the recording and film industries
October 16, 2009 | By Karen Chilton
A long-forgotten poem about the African-American experience is given new life in a multimedia performance
March 13, 2009 | By Laban Carrick Hill
Great Emancipator or unreconstructed racist? Each generation evokes a different Lincoln. But who was our sixteenth president?
February 2009 | By Philip B. Kunhardt III
Fighting racial segregation in the South, these activists were beaten and arrested. Where are they now, nearly fifty years later?
February 2009 | By Marian Smith Holmes
One of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964 was James Chaney. His younger brother would never be the same
December 2008 | By Hank Klibanoff
In a painstaking study of 1960s Atlanta, Kevin Kruse takes suburban whites to task
October 2007 | By Dick Polman
A church is bombed. A daughter is missing. A rediscovered photograph recalls one of the most heart-wrenching episodes of the civil rights era.
May 2006 | By Diane McWhorter
A former civil rights activist revolutionizes the teaching of mathematics
November 01, 2005 | By Neil Henry
Civil rights chronicler Ernest Withers also photographed the glories of black baseball, including pioneering big leaguer Jackie Robinson
April 2005 | By Carolyn Kleiner Butler
The shooting of protester James Meredith 38 years ago, searingly documented by a rookie photographer, galvanized the civil rights movement
February 2005 | By Carolyn Kleiner Butler
A new museum celebrates the Underground Railroad, the secret network of people who bravely led slaves to liberty before the Civil War
December 2004 | By Fergus M. Bordewich
During a civil rights march in 1965, photographer Bruce Davidson left the highway to focus on a single Alabama sharecropper and her nine children
June 2004 | By Paul Maliszewski
As America's first black military pilots, Tuskegee airmen faced a battle against racism
May 2004 | By Keith Weldon Medley