I Have A Dream: Martin Luther King, renowned for his “I Have A Dream” speech on equality, is shown here removing a burned cross from his front yard, while is young son looks away. Some people were not so impressed with King’s civil rights beliefs.
James Cameron was dragged from his cell and beaten — a young black man accused of a rape that never happened. Someone tied a rope around his neck. Two boys had already been hanged for the same crime; their bodies dangled from a tree in Marion, Ind. But a voice rose from the crowd and, somehow, Mr. Cameron was let go. This is his story. — Fernanda Santos, Phoenix Bureau Chief
Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World
Time For Study | 1940 A group of African American tenant farmer children studying their lessons by lamplight. Notice the newspapers covering the tattered table cloth, as well as plastered on the wall for insulation (to block drafts). Creek County, Oklahoma, 1940. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Them On Twitter @blackhistoryalb