The Power Of August: Transformative Moments Throughout American Civil Rights HistoryAug. 28 is the date of the murder of Emmett Till and the March on Washington. In fact, August has brought many of the nation's most transformative moments.
Funeral Held For Congressman And Civil Rights Icon John LewisFormer President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy for Lewis, who died earlier this month at age 80. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also spoke.
MLK Day: New Yorkers Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s Spirit Of ServiceGroups and organizations from across the Tri-State Area worked together in service Monday as Dr. King would have wanted them to.
Arthur Ashe Remembered As Tennis And Civil Rights Hero, 50 Years After US Open WinThis Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of Arthur Ashe's historic victory at the US Open.
Town Of Hempstead Renames Street, School In Honor Of Civil Rights HeroGen. Joseph A. McNeil was a founding member of the Greensboro Four, who led the 1960s sit-in at the segregated Woolworth Lunch Counter in North Carolina.
De Blasio Vows To Defend Civil Rights In Monday SpeechMayor de Blasio once again pledged to stand with New Yorkers who may be most vulnerable to President-elect Trump's proposed policies.
Civil Rights Leaders, Police Unions Weigh In On Change Of Guard At NYPDCivil rights leaders and police union officials weighed in Tuesday on the changing of the guard at One Police Plaza.
Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Chokehold CaseGarner, who was 43, was stopped on July 17, 2014 outside a Staten Island convenience store because police officers believed he was selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
Best Ways To Commemorate MLK Jr. Day In NYCHere are five ways to observe MLK Jr. Day in New York City.
Advocates: Breaking Up Homeless Encampments Violates Civil RightsMayor De Blasio insists many homeless people who are removed from encampments are now receiving help from the city.
Black History Month: Democracy Shouldn't Be This Hard, Lawyer SaysWe began our Black History Month series looking at the marches in Selma, Ala. Voting rights were won, but the fight never ends.
Black History Month: Activist Speaks On Power Of Youth During Civil Rights MovementLeading up to the march from Selma to Montgomery, there were countless, daily, highly organized small marches by high schools students and even younger kids.
Black History Month: Activist Recalls 'Bloody Sunday' March In 1965Lynda Blackmon Lowery was just 14 years old when she marched for voting rights in her hometown of Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965, also known as "Bloody Sunday."
City Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Assassination Of Civil Rights Leader Malcolm XThe 50th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights leader Malcolm X was commemorated by the city of New York and federal officials Saturday.
Paramount, Black Business Leaders Team Up To Give Free 'Selma' Tickets To NYC StudentsSeventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students who present a student ID or report card at participating theaters will receive free tickets.