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This undated file photo shows Emmett Till

Senate Passes Bill to Honor Emmett Till and His Mother

The Senate has passed a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Emmett Till, the Chicago teenager murdered by white supremacists in...

House Judiciary Committee Passes Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act

The House Judiciary Committee has passed the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act (H.R. 55), legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) that would...
An undated black and white photo of Emmett Till

Emmett Till Investigation Closed by Feds; No New Charges

The U.S. Justice Department told relatives of Emmett Till on Monday, December 6, that it is ending its latest investigation into the 1955 lynching...
A projected image of Josephine Baker on the French Pantheon

Josephine Baker Honored at France’s Pantheon

Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black...
A photo of Black veterans during their service

The Struggle of Black Veterans

Veterans Day is an occasion to acknowledge with respect and appreciation those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. But for generations,...