civil rights leader

News broadcaster Walter Cronkite was almost done with his shift when he received word that Dr. King was assassinated. Watch the first announcement of Dr. King’s death here….   Civil Rights Leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968 as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine […]

The state of Virginia will celebrate the life of the one-time preeminent female civil rights leader Dorothy Height today as the memory of her untimely death still lingers in our thoughts. Dorothy Height died in April of last year at the age of 98. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women […]