Captain William Frohock, Lieutenant Frederick Smith and the black troopers of Company K, 9th Cavalry, received an after-Christmas surprise from Kickapoo raiders in 1867.
After the March on Washington, the FBI launched a vicious campaign to utterly discredit Martin Luther King Jr.
Until 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, talented black athletes toiled in relative obscurity in the Negro leagues, despite the exciting caliber of their play.
With 755 home runs to his credit, the Hank Aaron, former Braves' slugger, discusses Jackie Robinson's challenge of baseball's color line and his own pursuit of Babe Ruth's record.
President Kennedy told the nation on June 11, 1963: 'We are confronted primarily with a moral issue. It is as old as the scriptures and is as clear as the American Constitution. The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities.'
Excerpts from Joseph Scroggs' diary provide his observations on the service of Negro troops under his command on the Civil War battlefields.
An 1839 mutiny aboard the Spanish ship, Amistad, in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
World War I veteran Horace Pippin used art to purge himself of the horrors of the trenches.
After his 1834 escape to freedom, fugitive slave William Wells Brown used his literary talents for the abolitionist cause and to record the history of America's blacks.
Although she may have been one of the toughest women ever to work in a convent, 'Black Mary' had earned the respect and devotion of most of the residents of the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana, before she died in 1914.
While the exploits of the the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments have received considerable attention, the African-American foot soldiers' story also deserves to be told.
The 761st 'Black Panther' Tank Battalion was the first African-American armored unit to see combat.
During the American Revolution some of the most ardent Patriots could be found among the colonies' African-Americans.
For the men of the 54th Massachusetts, the assault on a Confederate fort outside Charleston was much more than just another battle. It was their chance to show the world that black troops could fight--and die--for the Union.
Christian A. Fleetwood -- an African-American Medal of Honor-winner -- writes bitterly of the way the Union army treats its black soldiers.
As an eternal statement that resonates hope in the valleys of despair, 'Letter From Birmingham City Jail' is unrivaled, an American document as distinctive as the Declaration of Independence or the Emancipation Proclamation.