50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the...
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He was 39 years old. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead....
The History of Black History Month

The History of Black History Month

Black History Month celebration of achievements of African-Americans and the recognition of African-Americans and their role in U.S. history. Black history month was originally know as, “Negro History Week,” founded by Carter G. Woodson. In 1976, the month of February...