Race relations in Philadelphia, Miss. have come a long way since 1964 when three civil rights activists were murdered there, inspiring the movie “Mississippi Burning.” Today, James Young (r.), the town’s first black mayor, sits in a diner with James David Williams (l.), who says he didn’t vote for the Young, but that he plans to next time.
A slim new biography celebrates the life of icon and activist Pete Seeger.
They revel in the magnitude and minutiae of a historic moment – clasped hands and fluttering flags, soaring rhetoric and rainbow-hued crowds.
Frankie Hutchins, whose grandmother was born into slavery, saw her mother fight for voting rights. She attended a white school. Now her kids will see the first black president.
Students from the all-black school in Selma, Ala., will get a chance to witness history – and wear their new winter parkas.
Instead of cheering on election night, they quietly prayed to move beyond race.
His lead strategist says if McCain were to get 20 percent of these voters he will win.
The party's 30-second spot highlights US economic woes.