Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]
Innis, once known as a fiery Black Power nationalist shifted ideology in his later years to become a conservative Republican.
The NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund is the first civil and human rights law firm, established in 1940 by late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The early seeds of the LDF can be traced to the year before when prominent Black attorney Charles Hamilton Houston helped bolster the NAACP’s legal department. Houston, a former vice-dean and dean […]
Historically Black Colleges are great institutions that have served as safe havens for our favorite actors, singers, and moguls (looking at you, Puff Daddy) where they have received the inspiration and education to dominate the stage, and our hearts. While everyone loves a good story about a celebrity and their HBCU experience, many of America’s politicians […]
Chadwick Boseman, has played sports great Jackie Robinson in “42” and music icon James Brown in “Get on Up”. Boseman adds to his resume, the role of the legendary attorney Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall”, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court. The film focuses on a case early in the career of the […]
The landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954 was the first step to declare separate schools for…
Howard University was founded in 1866 by missionaries as a training facility for black preachers. It was decided that the school would be named after…