Mandela

[In My Lifetime] Terrie Williams Remembers the Day Mandela Came to America

by #teamEBONY

We started in 1988 and our first two clients were Eddie Murphy and Miles Davis. One day I got a call from David Dinkins,... Read More

Honoring the People’s Poet: Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home Gets New Life

Honoring the People’s Poet: Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home Gets New Life

by Demetria Irwin

There ain’t no crystal stair in the late Langston Hughes’ historic Harlem abode, but there is a narrow wooden one–the delicate steps of which... Read More

Jackson

[In My Lifetime] Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers the First National Black Political Convention

by #teamEBONY

After the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement had to decide which direction to take. Organizations like CORE and... Read More

John H. Johnson Birthday Feature Image

Happy Birthday! 5 Things You Didn’t Know About John H. Johnson

by Melissa Kimble

EBONY celebrates the iconic John H. Johnson with a few fun facts that you may not know! Read More

Coretta Scott King Memoir

Coretta Scott King Was More Than Just A Wife, She Was A Warrior

by Melissa Kimble

“If I had not had a wife with the fortitude, strength, and calmness of Coretta, I could have not stood up amid the ordeals... Read More

[Listen] Martin Luther King, 50 Years Ago, on Vietnam

[Listen] Martin Luther King, 50 Years Ago, on Vietnam

by #teamEBONY

By 1967, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had become more frustrated with the number of soldiers dying in Vietnam, feeling that the effort to... Read More

Harriet Tubman's gravestone is seen at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, N.Y.

National Park Dedicated to Life and Work of Harriet Tubman

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Federal parks officials have declared the burial place of abolitionist Harriet Tubman and sites in upstate New York where she lived and worked, a... Read More

Mahalia Jackson Feature

Soul Speak: Mahalia Jackson Recordings Discovered!

by Melissa Kimble

When Mahalia Jackson passed in 1972, we put everyone on notice that the “world’s greatest gospel singer” was no longer with us.  In the April... Read More

Ali

Documents Show FBI Focused on Muhammad Ali in Mid-60s

by Madison J. Gray

The FBI, which monitored several figures during the 50s and 60s they considered to be “subversive” including Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Angela Davis,... Read More

Doris Miller

A Pearl Harbor Hero, Still Waiting for the Proper Recognition

by Elizabeth Aguirre

Doris “Dorie” Miller didn’t think about heroism on Dec. 7, 1941, when he grabbed an anti-aircraft gun aboard the USS West Virginia and fired... Read More