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Rev. Al Sharpton Warns Voting Rights Under Threat As Advocates Head to March on Washington Anniversary Event

Demographic shifts show Black political power is rising.

This Day in Black History: Bayard Rustin

The civil rights activist was born on this day in 1912.

Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie T. Barrow Dies at Age 90

The civil rights community mourns the loss of an icon.

This Day in Black History: Aug. 27, 1963

W. E. B. Du Bois died in Ghana, West Africa.

This Day in Black History: March 24, 1912

Civil rights activist Dorothy Height was born in Virginia.

This Day in Black History: Jan. 20, 1961

Mahalia Jackson performed at Kennedy's inaugural ball.