The Watts riots began on Aug. 11, 1965.
Before public schools were integrated, there were all-Black high schools in major American cities that were known for academic excellence and turning out stellar graduates.
Sixty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public schools was illegal in the case of Brown v. Board of Education. Take a look at how school districts handled desegregation efforts since then.
These high-profile Black environmentalists are the leading voices against eco-injustice nationwide. Meet them.
Jackie Robinson helped to break the color barrier in major league baseball.
Debi Thomas became the first Black woman to win the Women's World Figure Skating Championship on March 21, 1986.