Despite a Ph.D. from Harvard and groundbreaking research on sociology and race in the final years of the nineteenth century, W.E.B. Du Bois was not offered a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Researchers captured more than 150,000 images, comprising more than 750,000 ecclesiastical records of African and African descended individuals from Brazil, Cuba, and Spanish Florida.
The collection includes images of slaves and a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. sitting in a jail cell.
A white comedian donned blackface and interviewed students at Brigham Young University on the subject of Black history.
The civil rights icon will teach, prepared her papers for the university's archives, and develop a research center on social justice and civic engagement.
An audiotape of the 1961 speech that no one had heard for 50 years was found in the university's archives.
The fund supports 11 historically Black colleges and universities with ties to the church.
Roxana Walker-Canton's work will be on display for two weeks in February on the campus of Fairfield University in Connecticut.
John Feikens was co-chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and served on the federal bench for the Eastern District of Michigan.
In February 1961, students at North Carolina Central began their lunch counter protest a week after a similar event in Greensboro.
Sabrina N. Collins, an assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, has published an informative study on some of the earliest African American chemists in Ohio.
Today, the University of Miami has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.
The Missouri State Pride Band played the song at the dedication of a public park where three Black men were lynched in 1906.
The eight-day seminar will be held on the Yale campus on July 22-29, 2012.
The exhibit will remain at Auburn through March 15.
Students at Morgan State were at the forefront of efforts to end racial segregation.
In 1879 Alexander G. Clark Jr. became the university's first Black graduate.
The student who displayed the flag in the window of his dorm room is an African American.
The Slavery and Research Project has published a 34-page booklet.
A paid internship at the Illinois General Assembly has been established in honor of Alexander Lane.
The website devotes much of its attention to the desegregation of Girard College in Philadelphia and the Columbia Avenue riots of 1964.
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity placed a new headstone of the grave of the woman who nurtured the organization's seven founders.
Duke University Libraries offers 100 taped interviews conducted between 1993 and 1995 of African Americans who lived through the Jim Crow era.
Edward P. Hurt was head coach for football, basketball, and track and field. He also served as athletics director.
Muralist John Biggers founded the art department at Texas Southern University.
From its founding in 1693, it would be more than 250 years before the first black student would enroll.
The hair was apparently taken from his head in Indiana in 1876.
Elijah Pilgrim Geiger, graduated in 1899. When he died in 1943 he was placed in an unmarked grave in Wichita, Kansas. Now a headstone will be placed at the site.