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'Freedom riders' honored, re-enact historic bus trip

On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, some civil rights pioneers are being honored for what they did to bring the law about.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 02:17pm EDT

Tags: freedom riders, John Aaron

Huge artifacts delivered for museum under construction

The National Museum of African American History and Culture received its first artifacts on Sunday morning. They are so large the museum will need to be built around them.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 12:37pm EST

Tags: National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian, National Mall, Jamie Forzato


Off the 8's: The Negro Girl and the Pee-Pee Girl

Shunned by their classmates, the only black girl and a white girl known for wetting her pants were left no choice but to be partners. Had they spoken to each other, the 5 year olds may have discovered their worlds weren't so different.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 11:35am EST

Tags: new jersey, Martin Luther King, Off the 8s, Stephanie Gaines-Bryant

Md. case on historically black schools closes

Lawyers for the state of Maryland and for a group of students and alumni of Maryland's four historically black universities sparred Friday over whether the state has successfully dismantled segregation-era policies that disadvantaged the schools.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:39pm EDT

Tags: Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, historically black colleges, Catherine Blake

The Carousel on the Mall: Spinning civil rights history

Fifty years ago, the carousel on the Mall sat in Gwynn Oak Amusement Park just outside of Baltimore. Gwynn Oak opened in the 1890s and was "Whites-Only" for many years.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 02:37pm EST

Tags: Carousel on the Mall, Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, Jim Crow, National Mall