On this date in 2003, the Liberian conflict continued. In Monrovia, peace keepers confronted gunmen on a rampage of burning, shooting and looting...
On this date in 2003, Strom Thurmond's family acknowledged a California woman's claim that she was his illegitimate Black daughter.
On this date in 2003, a Virginia jury in the Washington-area sniper case sentenced Lee Boyd Malvo (a young African American) to life in prison...
On this date in 2004, the city of New York agreed to pay $3 million to the family of Amadou Diallo.
He was an unarmed West African...
*On this date in 2004, Fifty U.S. Marines were headed to Haiti to protect their American Embassy and diplomats.
This occurred at Cap-...
*On this date in 2004, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled Haiti.
He was bowing to pressure from a rebellion at home and governments...
*On this date in 2004, racism caused a Richmond, Virginia General District Judge to step down.
White judge Ralph B. Robertson resigned...
*On this date in 2004 National security adviser Condoleezza Rice said she will not testify publicly in front of the independent September 11th...
On this date in 2004 an African American man was found hanged from tree in Mississippi.
Roy Veal had returned to the state to fight for...
On this date in 2004, entertainer and philanthropist Bill Cosby made controversial public comments about African Americans.
*On this date in 2004 Sudan’s President pledged to end violence in the western Darfur region of the African country.
President Omar el-...
On this date in 2004, the United States accused Arab militias of genocide against the Black African population in Sudan. Secretary of State...
On this date in 2004, the first Black woman won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai, 64, was honored by the Nobel...
On this date in 2004, it was reported that one of the largest white supremacist groups in the country was recruiting members in Duluth, Minnesota...
On this date in 2005 an alleged member of the Ku Klux Klan was arrested in connection with the 1964 shooting deaths of James Chaney, a 21-year-...
*On This date in 2005, Jackie Robinson was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal. This happened more than half a century after he...
On this date in 2005, the Rosa Parks OutKast court case was settled.
Parks, activist in the 1950s, and rap duo OutKast have resolved a...
On this date in 2005, Lena Baker, an African American woman, was pardoned posthumously for a murder.
In 1944, Baker was sentenced to...
On this date in 2005, the United States Senate issued a resolution addressing their delay in voting against American lynching.
On this date in 2005, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman was convicted of manslaughter in Mississippi.
Edgar Ray Killen was convicted...
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