A Day in History| Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913. She moved with her parents, James and Leona McCauley, to Pine Level, Alabama, at age 2 to reside with Leona’s parents. Her brother, Sylvester, was born in 1915, and shortly after that her parents separated. On Thursday, December 1, 1955, the 42-year-old Rosa Parks … Continue reading A Day in History| Rosa Parks

Rest in Peace|Jacqueline Berrien

Jacqueline Berrien, a civil rights lawyer who was President Obama’s chairwoman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, died on Monday in Baltimore. She was 53. The cause was cancer, her friend Melanie Eversley said. Ms. Berrien became ill in August during the N.A.A.C.P.’s Journey for Justice march from Selma, Ala., to Washington. “Her last act … Continue reading Rest in Peace|Jacqueline Berrien