W. E. B. Du Bois died in Ghana, West Africa, on Aug. 27, 1963.
Civil rights activist Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 24, 1912.
Rep. John Lewis is a trailblazer for justice. (2/1/2014)
Mahalia Jackson performed at President John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball on Jan. 20, 1961.
A look back on 2013 in political pictures.
A number of young African-Americans found their way into the national spotlight in 2013.