In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., fourth graders gathered on the Lincoln Memorial's steps to commemorate his famous speech in 1963 and the nation's civil rights movement.
Throngs of Americans answered Glenn Beck's call to attend a weekend rally entitled "Restoring Honor" on the National Mall. Judy Woodruff and analysts gauge his popularity among voters and examine what effect he and the tea party could have on…
Gwen Ifill remembers civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Height, who was a leader in both the African-American and women's rights movements. She died Tuesday at age 98.
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Ray Suarez speaks with historian Peniel Joseph about his new book "Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama."…
In other news, five American Muslims jailed in Pakistan on terrorism charges said in court Monday they have been tortured, and the president of Ukraine has been eliminated from the country's presidential election.
John Hope Franklin, a revered Duke University historian and scholar of the African-American experience, died Wednesday at age 94. In this 2006 interview with Gwen Ifill, Franklin reflects on his life's work.
Poet and journalist Cynthia Zarin often writes poems inspired by news articles. In 1989, she came across a story about a handwritten transcript found in a shoebox. It recorded a case in which then-lawyer Abraham Lincoln successfully defended a man…
As many as 2 million people converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Gwen Ifill reports on the record crowds and their reactions to the historic day.
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks and historians offer their views on President Barack Obama's landmark inauguration and his promise for a new era of responsibility.
Barack Obama's inauguration marks a turning point for the civil rights movement. Experts mull the event's significance and how it may shift the conversation over race in America.
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