In five appointments to the Supreme Court, Eisenhower added conservatives, moderates, and a liberal, believing the President and courts should represent all the American people.
Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald built almost 5,000 schools for African-Americans and helped educate hundreds of thousands of students.
The greatest historian of the black experience in America speaks of what has changed during his long life, and what has not. An Interview With John Hope Franklin.
America looked good to a high school senior then, and that year looks wonderfully safe to us now, but it was a time of tumult for all that, and there were plenty of shadows along with the sunshine
Behind-the-scenes records reveal how the Supreme Court reached its fateful desegregation decisions
When one weary woman refused to be harassed out of her seat in the bus, the whole shaky edifice of Jim Crow began to totter