Rosa Parks’ Life After the Bus Was No Easy Ride | History.com Along with Parks’ many achievements, she also shared the challenges she faced along the way, including the death threats levied at her because of her work.

Along with Parks’ many achievements, she also shared the challenges she faced along the way, including the death threats levied at her because of her work.

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“We were just doing what needed to be done” | Harvard Business School Four alumni recall the forces and factors that drove them to found the African-American Student Union, a vehicle for change that would have immediate—and lasting—impact

Four alumni recall the forces and factors that drove them to found the African-American Student Union, a vehicle for change that would have immediate—and lasting—impact.

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On the cusp of 112, a whirlwind tour for World War II’s oldest veteran | The Washington Post Richard Overton, the grandson of a slave, worked in a furniture store and as a courier for decades until he finally retired when he was 85. That was more than 25 years ago.

Richard Overton, the grandson of a slave, worked in a furniture store and as a courier for decades until he finally retired when he was 85. That was more than 25 years ago.

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The Last Hours of William O’Neal | Chicago Reader He was the informant who gave the FBI the floor plan of Fred Hampton's apartment. Last week he ran onto the Eisenhower Expressway and killed himself. (1990)

He was the informant who gave the FBI the floor plan of Fred Hampton’s apartment. Last week he ran onto the Eisenhower Expressway and killed himself.

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Read Mary J. Blige’s Heartfelt Nina Simone Rock Hall Induction Speech | Rolling Stone Blige honors Simone for singing songs "about injustice, struggle, and black life [that] resonate to this day"

Blige honors Simone for singing songs “about injustice, struggle, and black life [that] resonate to this day”

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Laila Ali Partners with TIAA on “Difference Maker 100” Initiative | The Network Journal Giving back is something that comes naturally to retired (and undefeated) professional boxer-turned-entrepreneur Laila Ali.

Giving back is something that comes naturally to retired (and undefeated) professional boxer-turned-entrepreneur Laila Ali.

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Facebook Removes Popular Black Lives Matter Page for Being a Fake | The New York Times For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.

A Facebook page that claimed a connection to the Black Lives Matter movement and had more than twice as many followers as the movement’s official page has been removed for being inauthentic, the company said.

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Watch the Electrifying Conclusion of Dr. King’s Final Speech | Colorlines King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

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Nikki Giovanni: ‘Martin Had Faith in the People’ | The Atlantic The day after King’s death, the writer-activist wrote a poem about what his loss meant to a movement. Fifty years later, she discusses how his model of leadership lives on.

The day after King’s death, the writer-activist wrote a poem about what his loss meant to a movement. Fifty years later, she discusses how his model of leadership lives on.

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