| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:08 PM
When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort.
But the worst of it, Howard...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:53 AM
Today's forecast calls for increasing clouds and a high temperature near 90 degrees. Tonight is expected to be cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of rain and a low temperature around 73 degrees.
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| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:44 AM
The first African-American Marines received some long-overdue recognition on Capitol Hill.
They were called the Montford Point Marines.
19,000 black recruits in the 1940's had to train at a segregated post; and they were denied combat duty in World War...
| May 27, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Bert Winzer, the son of florists, graduated from Emmaus High School in 1940 and made twine at an Allentown jute mill until the Army drafted him during World War II.
He volunteered for an elite commando unit of Americans and Canadians called the 1st...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo.
The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:20 PM
James Dixon joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1954 as a black officer in an era of widespread racial prejudice. Police posts were segregated and blacks were not allowed in patrol cars
On Tuesday, a quarter-century after he retired as a sergeant,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
George Hickman, one of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen, and a longtime usher at University of Washington athletic events and press box attendant at Seahawks games, died on Sunday. He was 88.
Hickman’s death prompted a wave of condolences...
| Jun 14, 2009
Roger "Bill" Terry, the only member of the all-black group of World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died of heart failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center....
| Apr 21, 2010
| 6:34 PM
Dorothy Height, who was called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy for racial equality — including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women — has died. She was 98.
| Sep 14, 2009
Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" who is widely credited with saving millions of lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing countries around the world, died Saturday in Texas....
| Mar 29, 2007
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) today issued the following statement regarding the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen. The legendary black aviators received the medal during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda....